Welcome to Our 2000 Guest Book Archive!
12/31/00 : Carolyn Sims Resident 1981-93 now in Kentucky
12/31/00 : Ron Webb Sidway Class of '54, Tonawanda High Class of '57 now in Olcott Beach, New York comments: "Looking forward to hearing from schoolmates."
12/30/00 : Chris Soluri Resident 1979-2001(present), Class of '95
12/29/00 : Al Wasse Resident 1966-present, Class of '84
12/29/00 : Annette "Pollock" Zuber Resident 1964-68, Class of '68 now in NY
12/29/00 : Phil Grycel Resident 1941-56, now in Santa Maria, CA "Lived on the Island 1941 to 1956 and loved every minute of it. Our six children were born on the Island. Great place to live and raise a family."
12/28/00 : Karl Brobeil Resident 1953-69 now in Warren, Michigan comments: "Lived on Oakfield Rd. on the west river from 1953 until I went to college in Detroit in 1969. Enjoyed the space, the river, and good times with friends, golf and duck hunting at Beaver Island, grade school."
12/28/00 : Lisa "Powell" Fletcher Resident 1973-present, Class of '91
12/27/00 : Lynne "Bauer" Kuhns Resident 1955-76, Class of '70 now in Orlando, Florida comments: "My brother just introduced me to this new web site. His name is Glenn Bauer. I love to read about my hometown. I have lived in Orlando, Florida for 22 years now. I love it here. Although I still have a lot of fond memories of the Island. I have a 22 year old daughter and a 16 year old son. My husband has owned his own business for 19 years now. I missed my 30 year reunion. Wish I could have been there. Bye for now."
12/27/00 : Jennifer "Parisi" Goodman Resident 1969-91, Class of '87 now in Ithaca, NY
12/26/00 : Peter Perkovich Resident 1949-present, Class of '67 comments: "Currently spiritual advisor of rock band."
12/26/00 : Colleen "Pynn" Perkovich Resident 1973-present, Class of '80
12/26/00 : Duncan Smith Resident 1970-present, Class of '88
12/25/00 : Stacy Sandusky Resident 1979-present, Class of '91 now in Washington, DC
12/25/00 : Michele "Kaczmarek" Rathmann Resident 1963-82, Class of '80 now in Orlando, FL comments: "Just a note to say...I had THE best time at Reunion.....everyone write to me. I miss the island alot. It was great to visit and hang with Cindy and Nancy and all. I visit this website often almost everyday, and just wanted all of you to know.....Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Healthy New Year and hopefully many more. I will see you all in 2005. Thanks for all your support threw the transplant and reunion and life! You guys are the greatest. I have tons of pictures."
12/23/00 : Timothy and Marijane "Kenney" Smith Resident 1976-90, Class of '86 now in Arcade, NY(new e-mail address)
12/22/00 : Tony Rastelli Resident 1974-93, Class of '92 comments: "GI is the best place in the world to grow up! Now living in San Antonio, TX."
12/21/00 : Mary Lee "Wunsch" Widdicombe Resident 1958-81, Class of '76 comments: "Living in Coral Springs, FL. I remember the great friends and close community. Also the Big Tree and Winkler dock, St. Stephen's Neighbor Days, and dances at Beaver Island Casino. What a great place to grow up!"
12/20/00 : Tom and Carol Nogle Resident 1975-present
12/19/00 : Paula "Bell" Nakayama Resident 1952-67, Sidway Class of '62 now in Westminster, CO
12/19/00 : Kristina Watts Resident 1976-99, Class of '94 now in Bloomington, IN
12/18/00 : Ruth "Owens" Lougen Resident 1947-78, Sidway Class of '62 now in Troy, MI "Sidway graduate 62. Married and have lived in Troy, MI for 20 years, also have two boys. Brother Marcus now located in VA. Brother "Tom" now located in PA. Father Richard Owens now in VA. Any friends of the family feel free to email."
12/18/00 : Richard Owens Resident 1945-70 now in Yardley, PA
12/17/00 : Becky "Schultz" Everett Class of '77 comments: "Currently residing on Grand Island."
12/17/00 : Candy "DePronio" Ciocco Resident 1974-present, Class of '92
12/17/00 : Michele Tornabene Resident 1975-98, Class of '91 now in Washington, DC
12/16/00 : Deb "Runions" LosKamp Resident 1955-78, Class of '73 now in Harrisburg, PA comments: "Love this site! My sister, Darlene (Runions) Sprague, sent it to me. She still lives on the Island and thought I would enjoy seeing what is going on. I moved to Nashua, NH in 1978 then to Harrisburg, PA in 1993."
12/16/00 : John Czora Resident 1964-86, Class of '82 now in Henderson, NV
12/16/00 : Steve Fleming Resident 1960-83, Class of '74 now in Mandarin/Jax, FL comments: "Grand Island shaped me in profound ways, including...instilling a love of nature growing up "in the woods" on (West)Staley Rd. where wildlife abounded... and an appreciation for education, as stressed by the wonderful GI School System. Fond childhood-memories include: "Long's Food Store" on W. River Rd., Mac and Nora Mesmer's Summer Fruit/Veg. stand on Staley (where, as a kid, I would "stuff my face" w/ Concord grapes in Mr. Mesmer's small vineyard when he wasn't looking...), Staley Rd. Little League, hockey on the pond, Anne Kruse's cookies, talkin' with the old Fleischmann brothers as they tended their cows, "St. Stephen's," fishin', "Beaver Island," and all the other old GI institutions that "old-timers" know so well. My grandmother, Katherine (Mesmer) Moran and her 3 sisters and brother were born and grew up on the Island, as did my Dad, John...and his 2 brothers. They all had loads of old GI pictures... and stories for each picture...so the Island was always a familiar and warm place for me. It should have been...because it seemed like I was related to nearly everyone on it. The Ehde's, Mesmer's, Fleischmann's, Stack's seemed to make up a good 1/3 of the place. So I always felt a "part" of the GI family and it's history. But related or not, my wonderful friends and neighbors made it the best possible place to grow up.Those relationships are the reasons why I'll never be too far from....."the Island." It really is a unique place."
12/16/00 : Kristi "Young" Krantz Resident 1982-91, Class of '91 now in Town of Tonawanda, New York (new email address)
12/15/00 : Edward Kreller Resident 1985-97 now in Bethlehem, Georgia comments: "My son Edward and my daughter Kristin went to Grand Island high school."
12/15/00 : Darlene "Runions" Sprague Resident 1952-present, Class of '71
12/14/00 : James Mesmer Class of '78
12/14/00 : Sharon Certo Resident 1982-92, Class of '92 now in Cheektowaga, NY
12/13/00 : Bonnie Remus Resident 1983-present, Class of '96
12/12/00 : Wendy Card Resident 1967-85, Class of '85 now in Sasebo, Japan
12/12/00 : Renee "Robinson" Fitzsimmons Class of '96 now in North Tonawanda, NY
12/12/00 : Katie Schiro Resident 1979-98, Class of '97 now in Manlius (Syracuse), NY comments: "Hi! I miss good old GI. I can't wait to visit sometime soon. I remember all the fun times in SLS (Son Light Singers). I am going to school in Ohio and will be graduating next Dec. I'd love to hear from my old friends. :)"
12/11/00 : Tricia Suszek Resident 1974-97, Class of '92 now in Tampa, Florida comments: "I got this site from Christine Wilhelm who said I just had to sign in. I am now living in Tampa, FL, still a Buffalo Bills fan and soaking up the sun. I am a fully licensed stockbroker and building a business. Missing my family terribly who are still on the island!"
12/11/00 : Marla Greco Resident 1977-95, Class of '95 now in New York, New York
12/11/00 : Kevin Zoldowski Resident 1954-74, Class of '70 now in Billings, Montana comments: "Can't think of anywhere else I would have wanted to spend my youth. Beaver Island, The Clown House and the go-cart rides in back. Reidys Pizza, GOOD friends, good times and bad, and just the opportunity to grow up on the Island!"
12/11/00 : Billy and Donna "Turner" Williams Resident 1967-95, Class of '67 now in Venice, FL
12/10/00 : Timothy Slazyk "Grand Island is a great place to live and would be better if the bridges were two lanes wider. Also, if I didn't have to breath the stench from that landfill in Niagara Falls near Prime Outlets that keeps getting higher and higher I might live to be 84."
12/10/00 : Catrina Boudreau Resident 1988-present, Class of '99
12/10/00 : Christopher Taylor Resident 1985-99, Class of '99 now in Cheyenne, WY comments: "Aug. 3, 2003 I'll be back for good........."
12/10/00 : Robert Wright Sr. Resident 1955-present comments: "Built and operated what was known as the "Clown House" in 1955. Now the Islander Rest. Good old days."
12/10/00 : Chris Taylor Resident 1969-75, Class of '76 now in Lakeland, FL comments: Great site! It is a neat way to visit the Island without having to deal with the snow. I now live in Florida. If I would have stayed on the Island I would have graduated with the Class of '76. I joined the Army in 1975. I would LOVE to hear from anyone I knew back then."
12/9/00 : Mike Sandford Class of '92 now in Indianapolis comments: "Don't miss the snow.....Indy doesn't close down the city."
12/8/00 : Glenn Bauer Resident 1957-77, Class of '72 now in Kissimmee, FL comments: "We lived on Riverdale Dr. and later on Bedell Rd. Loved boating and water skiing in Lewiston. I live in Kissimmee, FL now and am self employed."
12/8/00 : Christina "Monti" Roth Resident 1972-90, Class of '90 now in Brookhaven, PA comments: "I've been in Philadelphia since I graduated from GIHS. I am a Physician Assistant working in Orthopaedic surgery and my husband works for the Philadelphia 76ers. We are expecting our first child in June 2001."
12/8/00 : Miranda Proctor Resident 2000-2000 , Class of 2017 comments: "I am Grand Island's newest resident. Born Dec. 6, 2000. My mom & dad are both Grand Island graduates. Visit my Website to meet me & my family."
12/8/00 : Kelly "Mancuso" DeZutter Resident 1972-89, Class of '90 now in Lemoore, CA (new email address)
12/7/00 : John Watkins Resident 1956-2000, Class of '71 now in Brighton, MI
12/7/00 : Mary Beth "Brand" Holt Resident 1973-95, Class of '91 now in Randolph, NY (new email address)
12/6/00 : Paul Ackley Resident 1981-87, Class of '87 now in Columbus, Ohio
12/6/00 : Danielle Martinez Resident 1972-86, Class of '86 now in San Ramon, CA
12/6/00 : Betsy "Borden" Neary Resident 1964-present, Class of '82
12/6/00 : Jack Mutolo Resident 1966-87, Class of '84 now in The Woodlands, TX
12/6/00 : Brian Pettitt (a.k.a. Miller) Resident 1967-78, comments: "Moved to Orlando, Florida...now in Okinawa, Japan."
12/5/00 : Mary McDonnell Resident 1960-present, Class of '78
12/5/00 : Robert DiChristina Resident 1965-present, Class of '80
12/5/00 : Mary "McNamee" Giordano Resident 1949-81, Class of '68 now in Boca Raton, FL comments: "The people I knew were always down to earth and most were and are very friendly. The Island is where my roots are. I will always love it and miss it."
12/5/00 : Jody "Lloyd" Rider Resident 1964-88, Class of '82 now in New York
12/5/00 : David & Carolyn Wuest Resident 1960-98 now in Melbourne Beach, FL
12/5/00 : Tamara "Smith" Kaczmarowski Resident 1973-88, Class of '87 now on Grand Island, NY
12/4/00 : Richard Cook Resident 1972-80, Class of '80 now in Los Angeles, CA comments: "I had a great time at the high school reunion, hope to see everyone in 2005."
12/3/00 : Renee "Bastian" Gietz Resident 1994-present, Class of '74
12/3/00 : Greer Claffey Resident 1975-present, Class of '91
12/3/00 : Ashley "Gates" Ervin Resident 1979-96, Class of '91 now in Alabama
12/3/00 : Billy Williams Resident 1967-95 now in Venice, FL
12/2/00 : Douglas Parker Resident 1970-92, Class of '96
12/2/00 : Matthew Goulet Resident 1970-92, Class of '86 now in Huntersville, North Carolina
12/2/00 : Edward and "Chris" McCaffery Resident 1963-99 now in Port Charlotte, Florida comments: "Our five children are all Grand Island graduates and the two oldest, Michael and Patti still reside on the Island. Valerie Mis lives in Buffalo and Ed Jr is in Albany. Our youngest child Jack (83) resides in New Windsor, NY. We still own property on the Island, but spend our summers on Silver Lake. We miss all the wonderful people on the Island and invite them to look us up when in Florida."
12/1/00 : Robert and Patricia Haag
12/1/00 : Christina (Chris) "Petersen" Waterson Resident 1966-85, Class of '82 now in Mt. Vernon, IL
12/1/00 : Christine Wilhelm Resident 1976-92, Class of '92 now in Japan
11/30/00 : Joseph Chadima III Resident 1997-present, Class of '87 comments: "I would just like to say thank you to the staff and most of all to Coach Masters and Coach Riffel for the great experiences I had in playing football back in 1986. They taught me a lot on and off the field how to be a leader. Congratulations to Coach Masters on a Great season and life long career!!"
11/30/00 : Mary Litchfield Resident 1986-present
11/29/00 : Diane Urtel Class of '76 now in Buffalo, New York comments: "I will always consider GI my home. It was a great place to grow up, and I continue to visit. My mom (Joanne Rank Urtel) grew up on GI, and I know she misses it. She lives in Michigan now. This is a great site for catching up."
11/28/00 : Helen "Kunkel" Dwyer Resident 1953-74, Class of '71 now in Indianapolis, IN comments: "I was sent the website via my sister Emily. I am so glad that there is another way to find out what it happening "back home". I periodically log onto the School Web site, and I log onto Classmates.com for information too. Thank you."
11/27/00 : Connie "McQuestion" McQuestion-Burg Resident 1970-78 now in NY comments: "I grew up on Grand Island from 1970-1978. I attended G.I.M.S. with Mr. Franke as head honcho but went to a private school for H.S. I am still living in New York and have never left as my family had (California). However, I am happy to report that my brother Sandy is residing on G.I. once again (Class of 1977)."
11/27/00 : Cherie Vullo Resident 1984-92, Class of '92 now in Las Vegas, NV
11/27/00 : Patty "Proctor" Vara Resident 1960-80, Class of '78 now in Damascus, MD comments: "All our friends and neighbors on Riverdale Drive and all the fun we had over the years. Grand Island has such a nice July 4th parade!"
11/25/00 : Dorothy "Wilson" Sabo Resident 1953-72, Class of '69 now in Phoenix, AZ
11/25/00 : Frank Spinner Resident 1956-75, Class of '72 now in Redmond, WA comments: "Jumping off the center of the first arch of the east bridge, what a rush when you hit the the water."
11/25/00 : Jill "Bates" Smedley Resident 1964-82, Class of '82 now in Bethlehem, PA comments: "Hi Everyone! I miss the Island...especially winter fun, summer softball, being close to friends. I am now living in Bethlehem, PA with my husband, Wade, and my three daughters. I've been away for almost 20 years, but I still call Grand Island home!"
11/24/00 : Timothy and Marijane "Kenney" Smith Resident 1976-90, Class of '86 now in Arcade, NY comments: "Still living in Arcade, NY with husband Tim Smith (1985)...Looking forward to the holidays which always bring back fond memories of GI!! Great web site!!"
11/24/00 : Margaret (Meg) "Alt" Flack Resident 1956-66, now in Spring Lake, Michigan comments: "I am so happy to catch up on all the happenings of this dear place. My Dad, Henry (Hank) Alt had a hardware store in the small plaza near Kaegebein School. Sorry I can't be more specific as to address but I do know we lived at 72 Redway Rd. and Greenway Rd. near Sandy Beach. It was terrific to live near my Great Aunt Evelyn (Oggie) and Uncle Earl Rankin who lived on the corner of our street, my Great Aunt Eleanor and Uncle Dusty who lived on the river front and my Great Uncle Andy's fish fry's on Friday's in his restaurant. All in all a great place for me and my five sisters to spend our childhood years. I'd love to hear from anyone who knows/knew me or my family - I truly miss GI and everyone I knew. Thanks to all, past and present, who make GI such a wonderful place!"
11/23/00 : James Palamuso Resident 1979-96, Class of '87 now in Kenmore, NY
11/23/00 : Keith Call Jr. Resident 1992-present, Class of 2003 comments: "Live everyday to its fullest."
11/23/00 : Frank Kovacs Resident 1961-present, Class of '79
11/22/00 : Kelly Duncan Resident 1984-present, Class of 2002
11/22/00 : Carol "Fenlon" Gress Resident 1968-present
11/21/00 : John Amato Resident 1966-76, Class of '71 now in Tampa, Florida comments: "All are free to contact me --but put something in the message box so that I won't delete it as junk mail."
11/21/00 : Kevin Malaney Class of '74 now in Green Valley, AZ comments: "I have been in Green Valley, AZ for about nine months. I went to school for my EMT and am now graduating from the fire academy out here. I love it out here but miss the Island very much. After getting on full time with the fire dept I plan lots of visits as I will always keep my home there!!"
11/21/00 : Alyssa "Miller" Kolat Resident 1970-88, Class of '84 now in Fairfax, VA comments: "Hi All - John Kolat and I were married at St. Stephen's on July 1, 2000. It was a beautiful weekend in Grand Island. All the out-of-towners were undeniably impressed by the Island and the river! We had a bonfire at Jodi's - overlooking the site of many Buscaglia boathouse parties - boy did that bring back memories! :) I'm living in Fairfax, VA. John and I work in the IT industry. I have enjoyed renewing old acquaintances via this site. See you at TC's!"
11/21/00 : Chris Sweeney Resident 1966-86, Class of '84 now in NC
11/21/00 : Scott Williams Resident 1971-94 , Class of '89 now in Charlotte, NC
11/20/00 : Patty "Oakey" Sendker Resident 1960-85, Class of '78 now in Tarpon Springs, FL
11/20/00 : Jeremy Robinson Resident 1979-98, Class of '98 now stationed at Langley A.F.B., Virginia
11/20/00 : Kristy Pasko Resident 1982-present, Class of 2000
11/20/00 : Linda "Johnston" Mozdzen Resident 1970-75, Class of '75 now in Gibbsboro, NJ comments: "I did the AF thing for 20 years, but always thought of Grand Island as home. I'm retired now and back in the Northeast. We ever gonna do a reunion?"
11/19/00 : Jim Reid Resident 1974-86, Class of '82 now in Oviedo, FL comments: "Wow, what a trip. Got hooked back up through the efforts of Chuck, Mary, and Nancy. Hello Gang. Glad to get back in touch."
11/19/00 : James Sims 1983-present, Class of 2000
11/19/00 : Nancy "Hoover" Anderson Resident 1969-present, Class of '80 comments: "Living on Grand Island working for attorneys, keeping busy as a single mom with a 15-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son. The Island is great and I am glad I am still here bringing up the kids where I grew up. Had a GREAT time at the Class of '80 reunion and working on the committee."
11/18/00 : Brian Pettitt Resident 1967-78, APO
11/17/00 : Joel Guagliano Resident 1966-99, Class of '84 now in Arlington, VA
11/17/00 : Marrissa (Sissie) "Wilson" Fournerat Resident 1956-76, Class of '75 now in Houston, Texas comments: "This is a wonderful website! I receive the town paper, but by the time it gets here the news is outdated! I'm so glad you found me....."
11/17/00 : Jim Pfeil Resident 1958-80, Class of '77 now in Trenton, New Jersey comments: "Pat Pfeil said he received a lot of emails looking for me. I don't have a computor but can be reached through my brother, Don's email address."
11/17/00 : Mary Miller Resident 1987-92, Class of '94 now in Seattle, WA
11/17/00 : Dan Neary Resident 1972-90, Class of '90 now in Oceanside, CA
11/16/00 : Jennifer "Palamuso" Golinski Resident 1979-89, Class of '84 now in Cheektowaga, NY
11/16/00 : Harry Gibbs Resident 1953 -present , Class of '68
11/15/00 : Joan Reid - Revill Tommasulo Resident 1959-99, Class of '66 now in Jacksonville, FL comments: "Since moving to Jacksonville, Fl. we greatly miss all our friends on Grand Island. We always loved the friendly atmosphere of the Island, and think of it and everyone there fondly. What a great discovery finding this web site!! Great Job!!! I'm sure we'll visit it often."
11/15/00 : Kathy Ringler Resident 1976-present comments: "The 'Island' is the best!"
11/15/00 : Susan "Papai" Bersani Resident 1954-77, Class of '72 now in NY comments: "My brother John (class of '70) sent me this web address. It was great to read about everything. I surprised by mom (who still lives on Bedell Road) by telling her some of the news happening on the Island."
11/15/00 : Terry "Restey" McInerney Resident 1974-present, Class of '85
11/15/00 : Paul Michaud Resident 1980-present, Class of '95 now in MD
11/15/00 : Henry Kammerer Resident 1964-present comments: "Been having a great time living and being active on Grand Island for 35 years."
11/15/00 : Tonya (Toni) "Drake" Robins Resident 1950-73, Sidway Class of' '61 now in Escondido, CA comments: "Hey, What about all of us who attended school on the Island before there was a high school?"
11/15/00 : Alyssa Miller
11/14/00 : Kathleen "Hamelin" Dion Resident 1978-81, Class of '82 now in Charlestown, NH
11/14/00 : Renee Mohan Resident 1967-94, Class of '72 now in Tonawanda, NY comments: "Living on "The Mainland" now in Tonawanda. Have own dog/cat grooming shop. See some of my "old" friends, would love to hear from more!"
11/14/00 : Gregor Hood Class of '94 now in Scotland comments: "Hi. Left a message once before but never had a chance to follow things up. I spent a very good summer in Grand Island back in '94. I stayed with the Jones family (I think they lived on Fieldstone?) Life has been very hectic since coming back home. I have moved several times and lost contact with many good friends. I miss you all especially those who made the trip across the water to Scotland. Yup, it is still raining but to Cherie, Nick, Maggie, Jeff, Dava, Mara and family, Aileen - I had a great time amd would love to get back in touch!! I am now an old married man with the most beautiful baby daughter you will ever see.. Take care and stay lucky Gregor Hood the once hippy Scotsman!!!"
11/14/00 : Joan Droit Resident 1962-present
11/13/00 : Craig Hettinger Resident 1955-76, Class of '74 now in Florida comments: "Congratulations and Best Wishes to Coach Masters. Thank you for providing me with some of life's most important lessons. I appreciate your guidance and friendship from 4th grade gym class at Sidway Elementary School through my senior year at GIHS. Being a part of the Class of 1974's undefeated football team will forever be some of my most treasured memories."
11/13/00 : Linda Ryan Resident 1963-80, Class of '76 now in Longmont, CO comments: "Living in Colorado since 1981."
11/13/00 : Bob Ryan now in Hilton Head Island, SC comments: "I departed GI after 19 years for St. Croix, VI in '81 but left there in '84 and have lived on yet another island, Hilton Head Island, SC, since early '92. That's three islands!! However, this one doesn't have a toll bridge to the mainland and we have 23 golf courses."
11/13/00 : Nancy "Hogue" Capsuto Class of '67 now in Tucson, AZ
11/13/00 : Carol "MacDonald" Ganster Sidway Class of '54 now in Tonawanda, NY
11/13/00 : Kathy "MacDonald" McKenzie Resident 1941-59, Sidway Class of' 1955 now in Tonawanda, NY
11/13/00 : Dan Finkel Resident 1976-94, Class of '94 now in Raleigh, North Carolina
11/13/00 : Susan "Hogue" Canty Resident 1944-65, Sidway Class of '59 now in Fairfax Station, VA comments: "What a great sight! We've always loved keeping up with island news, and this will make it much easier. My sister, Nancy, gave me the address. Since my mom passed away we no longer have the Dispatch to keep us informed. Mike and I will check in every so often to see if we recognize anynames or faces."
11/12/00 : Kevin and Erinn (Wood) Erker Class of '92 and '95
11/12/00 : Deni "Morgan" Bates Resident 1976-present, Class of '94 now in Plainsboro, New Jersey comments: "Brandi Johnson where are you?? If you're there, email me! If anybody knows how I can contact her... email me!! "
11/12/00 : Martye Haas Resident 1962-76, Class of '75 now in Phoenix, Arizona
11/12/00 : Chris "Glover" Nagao Resident 1957-67, Class of '66 now in Los Altos, CA comments: "Just got this forwarded by my sister. Got goose bumps seeing some of the familiar and recognizing some of the names, even though I may not have recognized the faces. Thanks, I will be checking back to see what is new on the island."
11/12/00 : Annette "Penny" "Zarbo" Panepinto Resident 1972-forever! comments: "George & I with our 7 children have been living on Grand Island since the summer of 1972. We love our community of neighbors & friends. It's a great place to call home."
11/12/00 : John Huling Resident 1955-61, Class of '70? now in Arizona comments: "My Great Grandfather built one of the first permanent homes on Grand Island. In 1838 or so George Huling homesteaded there and the Huling family remained there until 1952 or so. I am John Huling, Glen Huling's son, John Edward Huling's son, John Marshall Huling's son, Edward Huling's son, and finally George Huling's son from Shaftsbury, Vermont who homesteaded Grand Island. The Maple Grove Cemetery of Grand Island was donated by the Huling family. My father and mother will be buried there. I have many fond memories of Grand Island as do many of you I see. What a special place. I know my family loved it."
11/11/00 : Greg Hunt Resident 1975-90, Class of '86 now in Coconut Creek, FL
11/11/00 : Glenford Greenwood Jr. Resident 1960-present, Class of '75
11/11/00 : Raymond Gress Resident 1960-present, Class of '72
11/11/00 : Christella "Greenwood" Gress Resident 1954-present, Class of '72
11/11/00 : Deborah Henry Resident 1997-present
11/11/00 : Gary Larsen Resident 1951-83, Sidway Class of '61 (LaSalle High School) now in Oldsmar, FL comments: "Miss the Island, not the weather. I still keep in touch. See Paul Gast occasionally and talk to Puppet (James DiTullio) at least 3 times a week. I was on the Island over the 4th and has it grown! Thanks for this site."
11/10/00 : Heidi "Allen" White Resident 1974-88, Class of '88
11/10/00 : Buck Wenner Resident 1969-present, Class of '88
11/10/00 : David Backlund Class of '93 (new e-mail address)
11/10/00 : Stephen Cornell Resident 1969-74, Class of '73 now in Bradenton, FL comments: "Teddy, Congratulations on your e-newspaper! In 1997 My wife Lillian and I packed up our family and flew from our home in Florida into Buffalo, rented a car, and drove down to Houghton, NY to take part in a college reunion. We also took extra time to spend a night back at Grand Island, the scene of my teen-age years. We showed the kids where Daddy used to live, cruised the west side river parkway from Park to Park, pointing out sights. This started me wondering about old friends and this year when I got into e-mail and internet at work and then home, I discovered ways to reconnect with a few of my classmates. Your online e-paper is an exciting concept and another way to make a connection between people! Long may you e-print!"
11/9/00 : Kathleen (kathy, kc) "Minton" Czaplicki Resident 1960-77, Class of '73 now in Penrose, Colorado comments: "Teddy, Great Job on your E-news format! Will we get automatic updates, or will we just have to check for them??...I love seeing all the hometown news and updates on old friends!"
11/9/00 : Al Bykowicz Resident 1965-present comments: "Thanks for taking the time to set up this site.Keep up the good work... Will you be taking input?"
11/9/00 : Mary "Olsen" Becker Resident 1950-60, Sidway Class of '54 now in Bradenton, Florida comments: "I have enjoyed browsing your site. I was especially excited when I saw the pictures of my old friends and classmates, Penny Ball and Bonnie Dunn in the "Old Photo Album". However, I was saddened to hear that one of my favorite teachers, Mabel Leibinger, had passed away. I would like information on how Charlotte Sidway school was named. I have learned of a "Charlotte Sidway" who made the Florida Shuffle Board Hall of Fame in 1978 and have been curious if there might be a connection."
11/9/00 : Andrew Beyer Resident 1955-present
11/9/00 : Penni "Tranter" Croot Resident 1950-70, Class of '66 now in Erieville, NY comments: "Does anyone know where Dan Carroll or Leigh Harper are these days?"
11/8/00 : Paula "Bell" Nakayama Resident 1952-66, Sidway Class of '62 now in Westminster, CO (new e-mail address)
11/8/00 : Mary "Cameron" Nowocin Resident 1956-75, Class of '73
11/7/00 : Resa "Austin" Allen Resident 1957-88, Class of '75 now in Pulaski, TN comments: "I grew up on the Island, married there, had my precious babies there......what more can I say. Great memories. In my younger days I lived in Ferry Village where the McNamees played a big part in my family's life..Sheila, Michael, Peggy...had great times. My best friend in high school..Lynn Ford..funny how time flys by..I wish I knew where she was now..life has funny twists. I lived in Town Hall Terrace my teen years...had a lot of nice friends there too..That was another world there. A close friend that I had there (Mike Beyer) I have been trying to find for years, too. The only classmate that I have kept in contact with over the years is Martye Haas. A friendship like ours is hard to beat. You know, the kind of friend that you don't talk to for a year or so and when you finally do, it seems like we were never apart. It seems when people leave the Island, it's hard to track them down. I'm about to have my first biological grandchild and am very excited about it."
11/7/00 : Kim Haag Resident 1973-present, Class of '93
11/6/00 : Leslie "Claus" Schulz Resident 1968-73, Class of '72 now in Hilton Head Island, SC
11/6/00 : Donna "Stephan" Doknovitch Resident 1967-85, Class of '83 now in NY
11/6/00 : Bill Williams Resident 1970-present, Class of '88
11/5/00 : Steven Kumlander Resident 1958-62 now in Webster, New York comments: "My father wrote the story about Grand Island. I grew up in that house on Baseline Rd. and lived there till I was around four years old. From a son's perspective, I am very proud of my Dad. He has accomplished a great deal in his life-time." ("If you have a minute it is interesting reading,SA.") Grand Island in the '40's.Click Here>
11/5/00 : Linda "Sutton" Herrmann Resident 1966-present
11/5/00 : Jeff Rogan Resident 1961-present, Class of '80
11/4/00 : Ruth "Hodson" Stahl Resident 1980-2000+ comments: "I've only lived here 20 years so I'm hardly here, but I love it!
11/4/00 : Darlene "Bergenstock" Drake Resident 1972-91 now in Springhill, FL comments: "Great place to live and raise kids."
11/4/00 : Dawn "Hildebrandt" Fitzgerald Resident 1958-present, Class of '76
11/4/00 : Jenn Rogan Resident 1985-present, Class of 2003
11/4/00 : Grant Farmer Resident 1979-present, Class of '98 comments: "I am currently in the US Army serving as a Flight Engineer on the world's most powerful helicopter, the Boeing Chinook."
11/4/00 : Beverly Von Craigh Resident 1951-72, Class of '69 now in Tucson AZ comments: "Staley Road, skidoos, Niagara Falls, ridin' horses on the first golf course. Not me ......yuk yuk! Fix Road, Del & Herbs, good food, Charlie Satterlee, John Vogel, Bev Irons, and of course Beaver Island."
11/3/00 : Barbara "Pearson" DeMartino Resident 1963-82, Class of '81 now in Plano, TX
11/3/00 : Linda "Lee" Tritschler Resident 1966-78, Class of '83 now in Gilbert, Arizona (new E-Mail address)
11/3/00 : Sheila "McCowan" Donovan Resident 1971-99 , Class of '89 now in Chicago, IL
11/3/00 : Joel Conti Resident 1973-97, Class of '92 now in Virginia Beach, Virginia
11/2/00 : William O'Connor Resident 1960-present, Class of '73
11/2/00 : Adair Lott Resident 1960-68, Class of '67 now in Avondale Estates, GA
11/1/00 : Sue Allsop Resident 1979-99 now in Victoria, TX
11/1/00 : Matthew Fitzgerald Resident 1967-93, Class of '85 now in PA comments: "It has been great making contact with old friends again! Like the new home page look, keep up the good work. Looking for my old New Mexico pen pal (aka: little stove) if you're reading this drop me an email, I'd like to hear how you're doing."
11/1/00 : Beth "Kaefer" Czerwonka Resident 1970-98, Class of '89 now in Cheektowaga, NY
11/1/00 : Therese Scerra Resident 1990-present
11/1/00 : Sandi "Cunningham" Rice Resident 1979-present, Class of '83
10/30/00 : Michael Schopp Resident 1971-91, Class of '89 now in Buffalo, NY comments: "Hope you'll check out my new sports talk show -- weekdays from 2 to 6 on WNSA-FM 107.7, The Sports Authority. Call in at 1-866-626-1077, toll free" Website
10/30/00 : Lee Cohen Resident 1966-present
10/29/00 : Tom Moynihan Resident 1960-77, Class of '72 now in Rochester, NY
10/29/00 : C. Donald O'Connor Resident 1960-present comments: "Congratulations Bill, Teddy, et al. for launching this!"
10/29/00 : Ron and Lydia Moorse Resident 1957-91, now in New Bern, NC comment: "We were Island residents for 34 years, and all four of our children attended school there. We are lucky to still have friends there, and our daughter Kathleen Meyer remains a Grand Islander."
10/29/00 : Ann Perry Resident 1979-91, Class of '87 now in Cheektowaga, NY
10/28/00 : Marjorie "DeCarlo" Walker Resident 1967-present, Class of '72
10/28/00 : Scott Green Class of '81
10/27/00 : Angel "Robinson" Wahler Resident 1972-82, Class of '79 now in NY
10/24/00 : Michael Sandford Class of '92 now in Indianapolis, IN
10/18/00 : Linda "Lee" Tritschler Resident 1966-78, Class of '83 now in Gilbert, Arizona comments: "Moved to AZ following the blizzard of '77. Just went back to see the Island Oct 12-17th WOW!! Remembered so much! Debbie, my sister, also went along. The change of seasons is incredible. Miss GI greatly."
10/17/00 : Rodger & Joan Moss Resident 1964-81 now in Cape Coral, FL comment: "We lived on Grand Island from 1964 until 1981 when we moved to the Ft. Myers, Fl. area. We raised 3 children who attended the G.I schools - Steven, Linda & Tom. We belonged to the APBA local Power Boat Clubs as well as the G.I. Snowmobile Club and the Grand Island Rod & Gun Club. Were and are friends of the Turners, and owned and raced a boat with John Turner. Any correspondence is VERY welcome, but PLEASE mention Grand Island, as I do not open e-mail from addresses, I do not recognize."
10/17/00 : Brian Havens Resident 1976-98, Class of '92 now in Dallas, TX
10/17/00 : Scott Meaney Resident 1984-present, Class of '96
10/16/00 : Barbi Lare Resident 1967-2000+ comments: "Just checking in - hope newspaper gets going - photos will be coming in."
10/16/00 : Bettye Tabron Resident 1975-present comments: "This is a great idea!"
10/15/00 : Jim Deiner Resident 1968-74, Class of '74 now in Montreal, Quebec Canada
10/15/00 : William Walter Resident 1956-67, Class of '67 now in Sauk City, WI
10/14/00 : Cynthia "Henderson" Phillips Resident 1960-99, Class of '74 now in Las Vegas, NV comments: "Now living in Las Vegas. Currently attending UNLV for masters in elementary/special education. Teaching at Merry Hill and Clark County Schools."
10/14/00 : Jan Madejski Resident 1973-present
10/14/00 : Penni "Tranter" Croot Resident 1950-66, Class of '66 now in Erieville, NY
10/14/00 : Patrick O'Dea Resident 1955-75, Class of '74 now in Englewood, Florida comments: "I remember ...running with the pack riverrats forever. I miss it a lot, tubing down the river, climbing the bridge."
10/13/00 : Gretta "Simmons" Falank Resident 1970-78, Class of '73 comments: "Hello Out There! It has been almost 30 years whew! Where did all that time go. I guess I am waxing nostalgic these days. I would love to reconnect with some old friends, share some memories. laughs and maybe shed a few tears."
10/12/00 : Mercedes "Vargas" Joshi Resident 1996-present comments: "Nice site. Thanx."
10/12/00 : Barbara Williams Resident 1968-77, Class of '77 now in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
10/11/00 : Thomas Moss Resident 1963-82, Class of '81 now in SW Florida
10/10/00 : Debbie "Newman" Redwine Resident 1988-95, Class of '92 now in VA
10/10/00 : Shawn "Paschen" Mann Resident 1974-86, Class of '85 now in Colombia, SC
10/10/00 : Dave Hogrewe Resident 1957-present, Class of '73
10/9/00 : Rus Thompson Resident 1994-present comments: "I Love it here, things could be better."
10/9/00 : Tracy Staniszewski Resident 1989-94, Class of '94 now in Tampa, FL comments: "Now teaching in Tampa, FL."
10/9/00 : Lisa "Jankowiak" Barrineau Resident 1967-85, Class of '85 now in Tampa, FL
10/9/00 : Ileana "Taglis" Correa Resident 1975-97, Class of '94 now in Durham, NC
10/8/00 : Renee "Robinson" Fitzsimmons Resident 1978-present, Class of '96 now in North Tonawanda, NY
10/8/00 : Mary Ann Reidling Resident 1981-95, Class of '82 now in California
10/8/00 : Maria Wichmann Class of '95 now in Berlin, Germany
10/7/00 : Eric Volk Resident 1976-95, Class of '94 now in Buffalo, NY
10/7/00 : Dee "Jarzyniecki" Haney Resident 1976-89, Class of '84 now in Atlantic Beach, Florida
10/6/00 : Derek Wright Resident 1972-present, Class of '91
10/6/00 : Peter Wunsch Resident 1954-73, Class of '66 now in Rockville Centre, NY comments: "I'm still living on an island (Long Island) and working on another (Manhattan), but Grand Island fostered my love for water and bridges. I enjoy visiting my brother and his family on the Island and seeing the changes. Memories: Huth Rd. School, Sandy Beach, Little League baseball at the firehouse and Staley Rd., Sidway School and the woods behind, the Clown House and Bowling Alley, Mesmer's, the Village, Bedell House and Beaver Island, field cars, and the Road Knights and Gear Jammers, the new high school and all of the students, parking spots - Buckhorn/Whitehaven/West River, swimming and tubing the East River, and of course, all of the people who lived on G.I."
10/6/00 : Jason Chasse Class of '95 now in Falls Church, VA
10/6/00 : Debbie "Huegel" Graff Class of '77
10/5/00 : Debbie "Rafe" Taber Resident 1961-80, Class of '75 now in Lafayette, Kentucky
10/4/00 : Kristi Petrilla Resident 1969-present, Class of '87 comments: "Grand Island native, since 1969...I miss my old buddies!!"
10/4/00 : Brian Lipp Resident 1986-present, Class of 2004
10/3/00 : Angela Yaklin Resident 1992-present, Class of '97
10/3/00 : Mark Dearlove Resident 1954-71, Class of '69 now in Colorado
10/2/00 : Janna Crews Class of '89 now in Texas
10/1/00 : Kristi "Young" Krantz Resident 1982-91, Class of '91 now in Buffalo, NY
9/30/00 : Erin Koprevich Resident 1996-present comments: "I am looking for information on toddler and mom groups. I saw the info from the library. Any more? Anyone interested in starting an informal one?"
9/29/00 : Marlene "Alt" Rood Resident 1959-63, Class of '76 now in Maumee, Ohio comments: "Many of my family members came from the island. I would love to know more about them. I remember the Alt hardware store, Alt Chevrolet, Mr Tierney at one of the elementary schools - either Huth Road or Kaegebein, and a Dr. Miller on the island. I am related to an Earl and Evelyn Rankin. As far as I know Evelyn may still be there."
9/29/00 : Mike Podlucky Resident 1951-73, Class of '66 now in Utah comments: "Way to go Danielle!! I am so proud of you...Sorry to have missed the honoring of the '66 championship team but was sent the pictures by my uncle, Andy Podlucky, who actually referred a couple of those games and many more GI High games during his illustrious tenure as respected referee in WNY. Go Vikings!!"
9/29/00 : Susan "Brick" Kilkelly Resident 1969-90, Class of '87 now in Tampa, FL comments: "I moved to Tampa, FL in Oct. '96. Shortly after I met my husband, Tom. We got married 6/00 and reside in S.Tampa and love it. We have a dish so I can catch all of the Bills and Sabres games! I miss going to the games up there though."
9/26/00 : John Graff Resident 1969-present, Class of '83
9/24/00 : Mary Ellen "Klingel" Stewart 1942-95, Sidway Class of '56, Riverside High Class of '59 now in Sunnyvale, California
9/24/00 : Alka "Moudgil" Velayudam now in Bayonne, NJ
9/24/00 : Bruce Senn Resident 1957-present, Class of '76
9/24/00 : Kathleen "Greenwood" Stein Resident 1960-78, Class of '78 now in LeRoy, NY comments: "I loved living on Grand Island, but moved from there right after graduation. I am now married to a dairy farmer in LeRoy, New York and still love the farm country. I have a 15 year old girl and a 13 year old boy. I miss my school friends from long ago but still get back to visit my parents."
9/24/00 : Annette "Penny" "Zarbo" Panepinto Resident 1972-forever! comments: "I love living on God's Island since 1972! When George and our family of 5 young children decided on building we knew, it would be our home forever. Our family has grown to be larger by two, Mary Catherine in 1976 and Giorgia in 1982. We brought my mother, Winnie Zarbo to live across from our home in a house Geroge built in 1976. His mother, Mary, followed in 1984. Grand Island community is our extended family. To say we're happy and proud to be members is an understantment!"
9/23/00 : Kathy & Marv Voelker Residents 1968-87 now in Grapevine, TX comment: "Hello! Kathy and I moved on to THE ISLAND in 1968 and our two boys, Ray and Jonathan went to Kaegebein, Middle School and High School. Because of a corporate transfer, we moved to N. Texas in early-1987. It was refreshing to find your Web site...it really helps us connect. Please keep up the good work. Regards, Kathy and Marv"
9/23/00 : Carol "Bondar" Johnson Class of '80 now in Fort Drum, NY
9/23/00 : Douglas Bondar Class of '77 now in Augusta, GA
9/23/00 : Greg Bondar Resident 1969-92, Class of '87 now in University Park, PA Website
9/22/00 : Steve Bond Resident 1967-85, Class of '86 now in Phoenix, AZ comments: "Living in Phoenix, AZ, miss the Island and the cold weather, believe it or not!"
9/22/00 : Dave Brundage Resident 1965-67, Class of '66 now in Avondale, AZ comments: "I just retired from the phone company after 28 years. I have had eye problems the last 20 years (about a dozen eye operations) and decided it was time for a rest. I have two great kids from my first marriage, ages 23 & 19. I inherited another great 15 year old last year from my current marriage. I've traveled around the world about 3-4 times since high school (thanks partly to the U S Air Force). My wife and new son are from Ukraine. We usually travel to Europe during the summer to visit her relatives. My Mom, sister and brother also live in Phoenix. I haven't been to the island or New York since 1971. So a lot has probably changed since I've been there. "
9/21/00 : Pete Smith Anderson Resident 1980-99, Class of '94 now in NY
9/21/00 : Peter Stovall Resident 1965-67, Class of '67 now in Texas comments: "Social Vultures Unite."
9/21/00 : Kathleen "Coco" Ford Resident 1987-present
9/18/00 : Nicole "Dee" Hoffman Resident 1978-96, Class of '92 now in Port Orange, FL
9/18/00 : Pam "Pettitt" Paschen Resident 1957-86, Class of '66 now in Orlando, FL
9/16/00 : Matt Payne Resident 1992-present, Class of 2003
9/15/00 : Michelle "Paschen" Cox Resident 1973-86, Class of '91 now in Charleston, SC
9/14/00 : Marge "Hilliard" (Agen) Schwanbeck Resident 1980-94, now in FL comments: "Visit the Island every year to see family and old friends. Still love the Island, just not the winters!"
9/13/00 : Danielle D'Abate Resident 1990-present, Class of 2000 now in NY
9/12/00 : Jackie "Pyc" Riley Resident 1967-85, Class of '85 now in Severna Park, MD
9/11/00 : Paula "Bell" Nakayama Resident 1952-66, Sidway Class of '62 now in Westminster, CO comments: "Hi everyone! This is a great site! Please write."
9/11/00 : Aimee "Miller" Gormady Resident 1980-94, Class of '93 comments: "Looking for Bill Wood, if you're there, contact us, or anyone who knows where he is."
9/10/00 : Grant Hennigar Resident 1956-present , Class of '66
9/9/00 : Phil Hy Resident 1953-71 , Class of '71 now in Lakewood, Colorado
9/9/00 : Gary Lhotsky Resident 1982-84, Class of '89 now in Tallahassee, FL comments: "GI resident 1982-84. Would be class of 1989."
9/8/00 : Matt Hagen Resident 1985-present, Class of 2003 comments: "G.I.H.S. Rocks!!"
9/7/00 : Nancy "Franklin" Duysters Resident 1953-96, Sidway Class of '59, Tonawanda Class of '62 now in Naples, FL
9/7/00 : Tom Dahlquist Resident 1984-present comments: "I will live on in the memories of Grand Island High School as A/V FOR LIFE!!! "
9/7/00 : Barbara "Bensman" Thomson Resident 1960-77, Class of '76 now in Mobile, AL
9/6/00 : John Russell Resident 1970-74, Class of '73 now in New York, NY
9/5/00 : Kim "Christian" Longbrake Resident 1990-92, Class of '92 now in Littleton, CO
9/5/00 : Alex Mauer Resident 1975-91, now in New York, NY
9/5/00 : Thom Volk Resident 1950-96, Class of '68 now in Niagara Falls, NY comments: "Sandy Beach gang, Trinity EUB youth fellowship, Troop 510, Republican committee, paramedic for G.I. Fire Co."
9/2/00 : Jay Tolbert Resident 1972-85, Class of '84 now in Jackson, Michigan
9/1/00 : Stephen Cornell Resident 1969-74, Class of '73 now in Bradenton, FL comments: "Boating on the Niagara, Motorboat Island, Stuarts."
9/1/00 : Christine Webb Resident 1985-present, Class of 2004
8/30/00 : Jeff Buda Resident 1976-94, Class of '88 now in Raleigh, NC
8/28/00 : Kristen Beauchamp Resident 1987-99, Class of '92 now in NY
8/28/00 : Christine "Landel" O'Dea comments: "My husband Jim grew up on Grand Island and now we are living in the house he grew up in as of 8/20/00. I am from Tonawanda, Class of '61, and it's great to be back in the area after being gone for 37 years."
8/28/00 : Wendy "Scheffler" Rasch Class of '92 now in Tonawanda, NY comments: "Married to my high school soccer coach Karl Rasch, also of Grand Island ('88). We reside in Buffalo and have a golden retriever puppy. We enjoy doing a lot of travelling and keep busy with soccer."
8/28/00 : Sharon Bassette Class of '90 now in White Plains, NY
8/28/00 : Brett Rimes Resident 1983-present, Class of 2001
8/26/00 : David Zebker Resident 1976-present, Class of '94
8/26/00 : Dolores "Rafe" Pettitt Resident 1956-77 now in Dayton, Ohio comments: "Raised 7 children on the Island, moved to Florida in 1979 and am now residing in Dayton. The Island is still the greatest place to live."
8/26/00 : Karen "Rogan" Call Resident 1962-present, Class of '81
8/26/00 : Keith Call Resident 1963-present, Class of '81
8/25/00 : Tina "Krzes" Arthur Resident 1960-80, Class of '78 now in Boulder, CO comments: "Hi everyone! Hope the Island's treating you well."
8/25/00 : Raymond Nesbitt Resident 1965-99, now in Suffolk, VA comments: "Formerly with Praxair, I am now project manager with Newport News Shipbuilding, presently in charge of control systems of the next generation of nuclear powered aircraft carriers. My wife, Pat, is employed with BB&T Bank in Chesapeake, VA. Our son, Ray, is attending old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. We miss the people, but not the winters!"
8/24/00 : Barb "Lecksell" Carroll Resident 1984-95, now in FL comments: "After I left G. I., I started my own business in Florida."
8/24/00 : John Papai Resident 1952-71, Class of '70 now in Colorado Springs, Colorado comments: "Well , let me tell you folks...I've met people all over the world during my work installations, who were former residents of Grand Island. I work for Nasa and they keep real busy. One more thing, does any know what happened to Leslie Allen. Please reply if you know."
8/22/00 : Steven Moss Resident 1963-84, Class of '77 now in Cape Coral, FL
8/21/00 : John Amschler Resident 1987-93, Class of '91 now in San Diego, CA
8/21/00 : Kathy "Minton" Czaplicki Resident 1960-77, Class of '73 now in Penrose, Colorado
8/19/00 : Bob Voelker Resident 1979-96, Class of '91 now in Lancaster, NY
8/19/00 : Tracy Staniszewski Resident 1989-94, Class of '94 now in Tampa, FL
8/18/00 : Leslie "Bolam" DeLarme Resident 1962-72, Class of '75 now in PA comments: "Going to Kelly's Country Store, taking my little sister to see Santa, riding bikes all over the Island with my best friend, attending St. Timothy Lutheran Church, my friends on Stony Point Road."
8/18/00 : Kevin Zilliox Resident 1958-78, Class of '77 now in Montgomery, TX
8/17/00 : Michol Phillips Resident 1963-74, Class of '81 now in AZ
8/17/00 : Terri "Harper" Robelo Resident 1960-78, Class of '70 now in Coral Springs, FL
8/17/00 : Mary Jo "O'Dea" Kane Resident 1952-90, Class of '70 now in Englewood, FL comments: "Thanks to our 30 year reunion committee. You did a great job!"
8/16/00 : Edward Kreller Resident 1985-97, Class of '95 now in Bethlehem, Georgia
8/15/00 : Marcia "Therrien" Desjardins comments: "Looking for third born of four Meyers boys, Sean Clifford Meyers. Youngest brother is Scott
8/13/00 : Sandy "Alt" Peper Resident 1956-88, Class of '74 now in Champlain, NY comments: "Although our family moved away from the area, we enjoy visiting in the summer. It is hard to believe how crowded the Island has become!!"
8/13/00 : Daniel C. Geblein Jr. Resident 1973-92, Class of '91 now in Smithsburg, Maryland (new Email address)
8/12/00 : Beth "Doebert" Vandyne Resident 1968-88, Class of '84 now in Webster, NY
8/12/00 : Alan Prusak Resident 1967-81, Class of '81 now in Tampa, FL
8/12/00 : Douglas Gress Resident 1968-present, Class of '84 comments: "Back on Grand Island after several years in Seoul, Korea. Will be attending U.B. for PHD starting this fall."
8/10/00 : Jerry Smith Resident 1978-82, Class of '79 now in Amherst, NY
8/9/00 : Gary J. Bell Resident 1959-80, Class of '77 now in Broomfield, Colorado comments: "I miss everything to do with the Island !The water, the hydroplane races, boats, fishing. It is hard to believe that I have lived in Denver for 20 years. I try to describe the beauty of the Island and surrounding areas to my children and many times wished I would have stayed and raised my family there. Autumn was the best time of year and we will venture back some day to see the changing of the trees. People are friendly and it is not a fast paced environment. There is a lot of history and it is unforunate that we do not realize what we take for granted as residents in such a beautiful area. I would give anything to be able to drive to the Falls and venture into Canada and the Finger Lakes region and the New England states. So everyone do yourselves a favor and instead of heading West for your vacation travel through some of the most gorgeous country I have ever seen and drop me a line and tell me what I am missing! And another thing you can't get a Teds dog and shake out here!!"
8/9/00 : Lynn "Mortenson" Walters Resident 1963-67, Class of '69 now in Minnetonka, Minnesota
8/8/00 : Robert Mortenson Resident 1965-67, Class of '70 now in Minnesota comments: "Interested in hearing from the Class of 1970."
8/8/00 : Kenneth and Lois Dettman Residents 1964-93, now in Palm Harbor, Florida comment: "It was a great place to raise our kids."
8/7/00 : Mary Beth "Brand" Holt Resident 1973-95, Class of '91 now in Randolph, NY
8/6/00 : Patrick Pfeil Resident 1956-72, Class of '72 now in Greenbush, MI
8/6/00 : Linda Ann "Evert" Pfeil Resident 1958-72, Class of '67 now in Mikado, Michigan comments: "Would be pleased to hear from fellow classmates. I am trying to locate Kay Downs or Melody Deering."
8/5/00 : Teresa "Samland" Doermer Resident 1963-present, Class of '81
8/4/00 : Mark Zilliox Resident 1957-present, Class of '74
8/1/00 : Lisa "Lange" Garstecki Resident 1966-82, Class of '82 now in Mequon, WI
8/1/00 : Tom Webber Resident 1961-78, Class of '78 comments: "I'm in the Baltimore, MD area doing contract work for the U.S. Army."
8/1/00 : Jason Verreault Chasse Resident 1993-95, Class of '95 now in North Falls Church, VA comments: "Looking for any info on the Class of 1995 and any plans for a reunion."
8/1/00 : Karen "Jensen" Lindstrom Resident 1974-79, Class of '79 now in Los Angeles, CA
7/31/00 : Sherry "Shaw" Watkins Resident 1963-2000, Class of '73 now in Brighton, MI comments: "John, Jennifer and I just moved to Michigan one month ago after living our entire lives on the Island. I miss the Island soooo much! At some point we will be back! There is no place like home (Grand Island)!"
7/30/00 : James Goulah Resident 1970-98, Class of '88 now in Charleston, SC
7/30/00 : Liz "Szur" Astridge Resident 1964-present, Class of '80
7/28/00 : Chuck Morris Resident 1971-84, Class of '77 now in Toledo, Ohio
7/28/00 : Julie "Johnson" Becker Resident 1972-94, Class of '87 now in Lockport, NY
7/28/00 : Terry "Restey" McInerney Resident 1972-present, Class of '85
7/27/00 : Derek Murray Class of '69 now in Kansas comments: "My baby lives on the Isle...nice to see where angels reside."
7/27/00 : Vanessa "Darnley" Satterlee Resident 1981-99, Class of '94 now in Buffalo, NY
7/26/00 : Cindy "Austin" Zurek Resident 1951-69, Class of '69 comments: "Been having a great time walking down memory lane with Teddy! Been back in WNY for 5 years now, loving the summers and still trying to get use to the snow! This site is terrific! I have located so many friends and am able to re-establish old friendships! Thanks, Teddy and all who have contributed!"
7/26/00 : Dan Lange Resident 1966-83, Class of '84 now in Brookfield, WI
7/26/00 : Jill "Gonda" Bach Resident 1964-82, Class of '81 now in Palm Bay, Florida
7/26/00 : Debbie "Guidone" Stein Class of '78 now in Texas
7/25/00 : John Stolfo Resident 1972-present, Class of '85 comments: "I have a new e-mail address. Please use this one. The Island is a great place to live and I can not wait to hear from you guys."
7/25/00 : Catherine "Lane" Gruber Resident 1977-93, Class of '91 now in Kenmore, NY
7/25/00 : Arthur Smith Resident 1965-95, Class of '83 now in Trumbull, Connecticut
7/25/00 : Paul Robinson Resident 1990-present
7/24/00 : Joyce "Dettman" Graham Resident 1963-82, Class of '77 now in Winter Park, FL
7/24/00 : Sandra "Gross" Hunt Resident 1958-77, Class of '76 now in Medford, Oregon
7/24/00 : David Lange Resident 1968-87, Class of '80 now in Milwaukee, Wisconsin comments: "I have a lot of fond memories of growing up on Grand Island. I've been living in Wisconsin since relocating from WNY in 1987 but always have a warm spot for Buffalo, Go Bills! DL
7/23/00 : George Gross Resident 1957-present, Class of '75
7/22/00 : Carol Krol (Spencer) Reed comments: Resident from 1972-78 and returned in 1994
7/18/00 : Michael Scott Resident 1986-present, Class of '99
7/18/00 : Jody "Lloyd" Rider Resident 1964-88, Class of '82 now in New York
7/16/00 : Denis & Ginny "Bergenstock" Forster Classes of '89/90 now in Florida
7/15/00 : Sheila Olmstead Resident 1962-present, Class of '80 now in NY
7/15/00 : Debra "Prior" Hennessy Class of '88 now in NY
7/14/00 : Marcia "Glover" Flores Resident 1960-79, Class of '70 now in San Pablo, CA comments: "A great place to grow up."
7/14/00 : Dale Berger Resident 1953-present, Class of '71
7/13/00 : Alison Balzer Resident 1976-99, Class of '92 now in Chicago, IL comments: "Hanging with Kristen Helenbrook still!! Anyone from GI interested in getting together, e-mail!"
7/11/00 : Christine Webb Resident 1985-present, Class of 2004
7/10/00 : Lynn Clark Resident 1998-present, comments: "I'm a newbie on the Island...and love it!!"
7/10/00 : Sally "Van Hattum" Kelley Resident 1963-90, Class of '76 now in Matthews, NC
7/9/00 : Mike Geblein Resident 1968-present, Class of '72
7/9/00 : Deanna "Mesmer" Zilliox Resident 1968-present, Class of '76
7/8/00 : Linda "Steinlein" Tubbs Resident 1964-80, Class of '78 now in Chesapeake, VA
7/8/00 : Robert DiChristina Resident 1968-present, Class of '80
7/8/00 : Karen "Lunsford" Conboy Resident 1964-present, Class of '82 comments: "Grand Island IS a great place to live but it is not just the place, it's the people! Everywhere you go, Tops, a ball game, church, the gas station - you see a friendly, familiar face. I loved it as a kid and I love it still. My favorite memories are baseball games in the back fields, murder in the dark with the Walkers, Baileys, Meyers, Hettingers, D. Brandt and J. Ackendorf. And what can compare with summers working at Fantasy Island and sunning at Beaver. Special, too were the trips taken with my best friends Pattie (Anderson) Frentzel and Joan (Savoy) Dlugokinski."
7/8/00 : David Conboy Class of '80
7/7/00 : Ruth "Hodson" Stahl Resident 1980-present comments: "I love it!"
7/6/00 : Steve Dlugokinski Resident 1964-86, Class of '82 now in North Tonawanda, NY
7/5/00 : Bob Shive Resident 1973-82, Class of '81 now in Schenectady, NY (new email address)
7/4/00 : Mira "Tetkowski" Berkley Resident 1952-76, Class of '70 now in Fredonia, NY
7/4/00 : Reid Gibson Resident 1960-present, Class of '73
7/3/00 : Gail "Hoag" Ide Resident 1962-74, Class of '70 now in Newfane, NY
7/3/00 : Deni "Morgan" Bates Resident 1976-present, Class of '94 now in New Jersey
7/2/00 : Meghan Kurzdorfer Resident 1987-present, Class of 2003
7/2/00 : Paul Farrell Resident 1960-76, Class of '74
7/2/00 : Wayne Houck Resident 1956-74, Class of '74 now in Texas comments: "Still alive and living in Texas!!"
7/2/00 : Kathy "Beeb" "Robinson" Houck Resident 1966-77, Class of '76 now in Texas
6/30/00 : Patti "Rogan" Kaifas Resident 1968-present, Class of '75
6/28/00 : John Anticoli Resident 1980-89, Class of '89 now in West Palm Beach, FL
6/28/00 : Mary Jo "McDonald" Russo Resident 1972-85, Class of '80 now in Sparkill, NY
6/27/00 : Jennifer Richel Resident 1979-97, Class of '90 now in Mesa, AZ
6/27/00 : Jamie Fuhr Resident 1989-present, Class of 2003
6/26/00 : Linda "Brothers" Martini Resident 1961-74, Class of '69 now in Liverpool, NY comments: "Has anyone heard from or knows where Sally Wilson or her sister, Jill, are?"
6/26/00 : Kenneth A. Miles Resident 1960-80 now in Ordinary, VA comments: "The last time I visited, I didn't think the Island looked very good."
6/26/00 : Michael Czora Resident 1957-74, Class of '73 now in Golden Valley, MN comments: "Resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota for 20+ years, working in the computer field (mainframes only). Still playing music, but have taken up motorcycle roadracing for relaxation."
6/26/00 : Susan "Miles" Hudson Resident 1961-77, Class of '73 now in Chester, VA
6/25/00 : Lindsey Cook Class of 2000, now in NY
6/24/00 : Liz Masse' Resident 1991-present, Class of 2003
6/24/00 : Russ (Rusty) Gilmore Class of '79 now in Dallas, TX
6/24/00 : Jean "Jehrio" Neidlinger Resident 1980-91, Class of '93 now in Harrisburg, PA
6/23/00 : John Robinson Class of '86 now in Johnson City, TN comments: "Survived first year of medical school. will be on the Island in July (in the river mostly)."
6/23/00 : James Stewart Resident 1966-87, Class of '85 now in Buffalo, NY
6/22/00 : Kt Donlon Florida, comments: "It would be a great help for people returning to visit G.I. if there were E-mail addresses or websites for motels, lodging, kennels. etc. That way people could make more detailed plans and have things ready when they arrive on the Island. Especially those who do not have friends or relatives still living on G. I. We hope to be on G.I. early in July and had hoped to board our dog at Heatherstone where we used to board dogs when we lived on the Island. Also, motels, if they had E-mail listings and/or websites, I'm sure they would quickly pay for themselves."
6/22/00 : Tammy "Dilliot" Sexton Resident 1960-present, Class of '79
6/22/00 : Tanya "Shaffer" Onori Resident 1963-85, Class of '81 now in Auburn, NY comments: "I check this site often since I found it last year. Love seeing all the old names. Hopefully more '81 grads will sign in as we are reaching that milestone reunion. I'd love to hear from old friends. Drop me a line!"
6/21/00 : Alphia L. "Prosser" Criss Resident 1955-present, Class of '67
6/21/00 : Robert Smith Class of '70 now in Columbus, OH
6/21/00 : Robert Smith Resident 1957-82 now in Florida
6/20/00 : Rashmi "Pandya" Lipman Resident 1969-89, Class of '82 now in Collierville, TN
6/20/00 : Linda Schultz Class of '82
6/18/00 : Sam (Lou) Martini Resident 1962-74, Class of '70 now in Liverpool, NY
6/17/00 : Sue "Smith" Ackendorf Resident 1973-present, Class of '75
6/16/00 : John Hartrick Resident 1966-90, Class of '84 now in Vestal, NY
6/16/00 : Scot Yakowenko Resident 1971-77, Class of '77 now in Tampa, FL comments: "I had a blast living on the Island. My memories include basketball, my old VW van, working at the old ARCO station (Love Rd.), and G.I.H.S."
6/15/00 : Brian Pettitt Resident 1967-77
6/15/00 : Lynn Lyons Resident 1964-present, Class of '70
6/14/00 : Jason Shipman Resident 1965-81, Class of '80 now in AL
6/14/00 : Sarah La Rocque Resident 1993-present, Class of 2001 comments: "Quite frankly, Grand Island is "Interesting." I love this pork chop on the other side of nowhere...it is "FUN." So much to do."
6/14/00 : Sharon "Pearson" Kubik Resident 1965-95, Class of '83 now in Arcade, NY comments: "Now living happily in Arcade, NY with my wonderful husband and 4-year-old son, Benjamin."
6/14/00 : Catherine Golonka Resident 1963-99, Class of '81 now in Buffalo, NY
6/13/00 : Liz "Ralston" Snyder Class of '77 now in Holland, NY
6/13/00 : Clif Smith Resident 1974-90, Class of '80 now in Pittsburgh, PA
6/12/00 : Ken Lovelee Resident 1952-74, Class of '70 now in Tulsa, OK
6/12/00 : Timothy Smith Resident 1973-95, Class of '85 now in Arcade, NY
6/12/00 : Jodi "Whittleton" Trevathan Resident 1958-72, Class of '76 comments: "Lived in Sandy Beach area on Greenway Road. Left when I was in the 6th grade in 1972. Looking for Cheryl Smith, Ronnelle Depew, Susan Ray, so many kids in tht area. Will be staying there in August and plan to take my kid to Fantasy Island."
6/12/00 : Michael Heldwein Resident 1985-94, Class of '85 now in Parma, OH
6/10/00 : Charles Huff Resident 1966-86, Class of '82 now in Lyons, NY comments: "All the good friends and all the good times. Like to get in touch."
6/10/00 : Richard Lawson Resident 1953-71, Class of '71 now in San Diego, CA
6/8/00 : Kerry F. Finn Class of '87 (new e-mail address)
6/8/00 : Dan Geblein Resident 1965-present, Class of '69 comments: "I'M BACK. I would like to wish everyone a great summer."
6/8/00 : Sherri Tornabene Resident 1963-87, Class of '81 now in Ashburn, Virginia comments: "This page has kept me close to GI. This year has been extremely painful for me. I can not wait to come to the Island for the Class of '80's reunion. I look forward to the closeness that only a high school reunion can give a person."
6/7/00 : Chris Gibson Resident 1973-81, Class of '80 now in Hoboken, New Jersey
6/6/00 : Mary "Baldi" Milburn Resident 1971-83, Class of '84 now in Ashburn, Virginia
6/6/00 : Ruth "Loree" Loree-Houser Resident 1965-88, Class of '80 now in Greenwich, NY
6/6/00 : Robert Spencer Resident 1978-93, Class of '89 now in Atlanta, GA comments: "I was just surfing the web to see if there was a site for GI. Thanks!!"
6/5/00 : Linda Haupt Resident 1975-92, Class of '88 now in Buffalo, NY
6/5/00 : Margaret Perkins Resident 1949-65, Class of '67 now in Cambridge, MA
6/5/00 : Bob Waechter now in Lenexa, Kansas comments: "I did not attend GIHS. My Dad has lived on Grand Island since 1965. I am sending this in hopes of contacting Geri Kilmer who graduated from GIHS in 1969.
6/1/00 : Chuck Pergrim Resident 1967-72, Class of '69 now in Bemus Point, NY comments: "Resident 1954-59, 1967-72, 1980-82."
6/1/00 : John Giambra Class of '85 now in NY
6/1/00 : Deanne "Monti" Giambra Class of '87 now in NY
5/31/00 : Judy "Lovelee" Kenyon Resident 1957-77, Class of '75 now in Buffalo, NY
5/31/00 : Martha "Mikulsky" Emerson Resident 1962-83, Class of '80 now in Coppell, TX
5/31/00 : Jim Mikulsky Class of '75
5/31/00 : Jen Henesey Class of '99 now in Guilderland, NY comments: "Wish I could have graduated at GI High. Miss the Class of "99."
5/31/00 : Lori "Jankowiak" Fargo Resident 1967-80, Class of '80 now in Kenmore, NY
5/31/00 : Carrie Goulah Class of '94 now in Florida
5/31/00 : Colleen Combes Resident 1959-76, Class of '75 now in Rockland, MA
5/30/00 : Jeff Gibbs Resident 1962-81, Class of '71 now in Syracuse, NY
5/30/00 : Scott Kessner Resident 1972-present, Class of '91
5/29/00 : Patrick DeCillis Resident 1949-67, Class of '67 now in Crofton, Kentucky
5/29/00 : Maureen Phillips Resident 1957-71, Class of '76 now in Seattle, WA comments: "Managing editor, MSDN Product Editorial Team, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington. I wish everyone well. Hope to hear from someone!"
5/29/00 : Pat "Carminati" Davis, resident 1957-71, Sidway Class of '61, Riverside High Class of '64 now in Tampa, FL (new Email address)
5/28/00 : Scott Winch Resident 1978-93, Class of '96 now in Milwaukee, WI
5/28/00 : Kelly Shaffer Resident 1976-94, Class of '94 now in Cincinnati, Ohio
5/28/00 : Robert Ungaro Resident 1963-85, Class of '81 now in Greensboro, NC
5/27/00 : Rick DeCost Class of '76 now in San Francisco, CA (New e-mail address)
5/26/00 : Jamie Farrell Resident 1958-76, Class of '76 now in Charlotte, NC
5/26/00 : Karen "Learman" Dixson Resident 1972-85, Class of '80 now in Amherst, NY
5/26/00 : Kimberly "Sarama" Ianita Resident 1969-91, Class of '83 now in Batavia, NY
5/25/00 : Linda "Steinlein" Tubbs Resident 1964-80, Class of '78 now in Chesapeake, VA comments: "Cool to have been told about this website! I hope some of my old friends e-mail me! I loved the two class reunions, but has anyone ever heard from Mike McAlister? Fond memories? Too many to mention. At 7 years of age, I did ride my bike from East Park to Beaver Island Park with my 8-year-old brother, Peter. Like, all summer long! Grand Island was a safe, wonderful place to grow up. I'm sure I wouldn't let my 7-year-old kid ride her bike to Beaver at this 'day and age,' but it sure was nice to have had the safe feeling to do it back then. Either that, or my mother was NUTS for letting us go!!"
5/25/00 : Chrisanne "Lichtenthal" Nagowski Resident 1967-84, Class of '79 now in West Seneca, NY
5/24/00 : Heather "Hartrick" Kahan Resident 1968-86, Class of '82 now in Ridgefield, CT
5/23/00 : Dan Martin Resident 1976-82, Class of '82 now in Delmont, PA comments: "Tubin' in the river was the best with a six pack in tow."
5/23/00 : Shannon Becker Resident 1986-present, Class of '03
5/23/00 : Barb Carroll Resident 1984-95, Class of '73 now in Florida comments: "Grand Island is a very nice place to live and raise your children. Now I live in Florida because NY is just to cold for me."
5/22/00 : Linda "Briechle" Samland Class of '83
5/22/00 : John Kennell Resident 1970-86, Class of '80 now in Elma, NY
5/22/00 : Jodi "Hayes" Dodd Resident 1959-present, Class of '76 comments: "Reunion coming up next year...any ideas?"
5/22/00 : Aaron "Brindisi" Azizkhan Resident 1992-99, Class of '99 now in Cincinnati, Ohio comments: "Grand Island High School was a lot of fun. Principals Mr.Miller, my buddy and so is Dr.Dempsy, these two people and the teachers, faculity and staff open their hearts to everybody to welcome old and new faces. They made the school a home, a safe place to go school and they made every student follow rules, respect them and others, made sure students had a lot of help from their teachers and also to graduate from grade to grade. Out of all schools I went to, Grand Island High School is the Number#1 in WNY. Try to continue keeping the school at #1 for me, OK?
5/20/00 : Jennifer Carl Resident 1970-90, Class of '88 now in Largo, FL
5/20/00 : Chris Savoy Resident 1960-78, Class of '78 now in Corning, NY comments: "My brother, Mark, will be home from San Diego for his 20 year reunion this summer, so I just wanted to warn everyone to hide their women and hide their gin because Mark the Shark is moving in. All jokes aside, I hope you all have a great and safe reunion, and I look forward to seeing some of you 1980 grads around town."
5/19/00 : Melissa Franckowiak Resident 1976-99, Class of '94 comments: "Why can't we please pass the plan to build a rink? Stop digging seniors out of the nursing home when it's time to vote. Have you seen the Amherst Pepsi Center?"
5/19/00 : JT Tomkins Resident 1962-present, Class of '74
5/18/00 : Kevin Zoldowski Resident 1955-74, Class of '70 now in Billings, Montana comments: "Ah, the summers at Beaver Island, the Clown House and a quick run to the back for a go-cart ride, Reidy's Pizza, the good friends the good times and the chance to grow up on G.I."
5/17/00 : Mary "Gibbs" Royal Resident 1960-80, Class of '79 now in Pulaski, NY
5/16/00 : Merideth "Hartrick" Smith Class of '80 now in NY comments: "I remember the great times working at Fantasy Island in the summers while I was in high school. It seems like everyone from "the Island" worked there!"
5/15/00 : Lisa "Reger" Yorko Class of '82 now in Getzville, NY
5/15/00 : Lynn "Kollmar" Nelson Class of '80
5/15/00 : Dale Wagner Resident 1960-64 now in North Carolina comments: "Graduated Tonawanda Senior High with the Class of '62. Now residing in the mountains of North Carolina after living in England, California, Illinois, Thailand, Mississippi and eastern North Carolina then western North Carolina."
5/14/00 : Ellen "Blakelock" Martin Resident 1951-present, Sidway Class of '62, Riverside High Class of '65 comments: "I love the Island, been here for 49 years. I am still best friends with my same friends from years ago. They're the best! I am going to be a Grandma in September from one daughter and gaining a step granddaughter from another daughter."
5/14/00 : Dale Sandish Resident 1970-79, Class of '79 now in the big apple and traveling with the cast of TITANIC
5/14/00 : Joan "Savoy" Dlugokinski Class of '82
5/14/00 : Kristin Kreller Class of '97 now in Georgia
5/14/00 : Ed Kreller Resident 1986-97, Class of '95 now in Bethlehem, Georgia
5/13/00 : David Surtees Resident 1967-69, Class of '75 now in Southside, AL
5/12/00 : Michael Carr Resident 1962-present, Class of '80
5/12/00 : Jim Dlugokinski Resident 1962-present, Class of '80
5/12/00 : Bill Grunzweig Resident 1963-80, Class of '77 now in Buffalo, NY
5/12/00 : Penny Moher Resident 1971-75, Class of '75 now in Rochester, NY
5/11/00 : Jennifer Badame Resident 1975-94, Class of '90 now in Park City, UT
5/11/00 : Parul Pandya Raza Resident 1969-98, Class of '80 now in Collierville, TN
5/11/00 : Barbara Zmuda Class of '90 now in Concord, NC
5/10/00 : Doug Jankowski Resident 1972-85, Class of '80 now in Los Angeles, CA
5/10/00 : Linda "Miles" Douglas Resident 1969-70, Class of '70 now in Charlotte, NC
5/10/00 : Claudia McGinty Resident 1956-78, Class of '74 now in Antioch, CA
5/9/00 : Theresa "Peppard" Speaks Resident 1972-77, Class of '80 now in Kentucky
5/9/00 : Mark Savoy Resident 1961-86, Class of '80 now in Carlsbad, CA
5/9/00 : Wedade Wendy Abdallah Class of '94 now in NY
5/9/00 : Brett Buzby Resident 1969-90, Class of '87 now in Bernardsville, NJ
5/9/00 : John Sullivan Resident 1970-80, Class of '80 now in South Carolina
5/8/00 : Zona Himmelsbach, Ontario, CA comments: "Though I'm not a former resident, my father Henry Himmelsbach was born on Grand Island, NY on November 14, 1892."
5/8/00 : Scott Whiting Class of '68 now in Thousand Oaks, CA comments: "E-mail changed. Just had "50th" birthday - Grand Islanders attending: Bill Buckley, Mike Lawson, Pat Gill, Rick Lawson, Rich Whiting."
5/7/00 : Mary "Forbes" Gonzalez Resident 1972-90, Class of '79 now in Kenmore, NY
5/6/00 : Cindy "Susfalk" Allison Resident 1977-80, Class of '80 now in Springfield, OR comments: "It can't possibly be 20 years since I left there."
5/6/00 : Holly "Whitford" Best Class of '70 now in Englewood, CO (new email address)
5/5/00 : Sherry "Nabal" Smith Class of '73 now in Tampa, FL
5/4/00 : Cindy "Racz" Thompson Resident 1970-present, Class of '83 comments: "Hi! Class of 1983! It's so cool to still be able to be connected! Living on the Island now after trying San Diego, PA, Niagara Falls and L.A., "There's no place like home" (Grand Island!) NY."
5/4/00 : Shelby "Phillips" Beard Resident 1962-74, Class of '80 now in Arizona comments: "I left during 7th grade at St. Stephen's for Arizona. Haven't been back in ages but still get homesick!"
5/4/00 : Li-Anne "Rowswell" Mufson Resident 1965-84, Class of '80 now in Vista, CA
5/4/00 : Amy "Bailey" Hayward Class of '80 now in Williamsville, NY
5/3/00 : Lisa "Pauley" McLeod Resident 1961-98, Class of '80 now in Kentucky comments: "The Island is the only place you can go in the whole United States that has no city in it and is totally surrounded by water. I used to think that meant I led a cloistered lifestyle but now that I live in another state I would have to say that there is no other place in this whole world that I would want to live. I was born and raised there and my fondest memories could fill a book. I'm coming back for the 4th, one of those memories and one day I'll be home for good. Grand Island will always be home to me!"
5/2/00 : George Bower Resident 1962-94, Class of '80 now in Getzville, NY
5/2/00 : LTC Greg "Jack" Kammerer Resident 1964-80, Class of '80 comments: "I am currently a LTC in the US Army assigned to the Directorate of Operations, US European Command in Stuttgart Germany."
5/2/00 : Linda "Siverson" Campbell Resident 1971-82, Class of '76 comments: "Pretty nice website."
5/1/00 : Wayne Dannels Resident 1964-79, Class of '75 now living near Cleveland, OH
4/30/00 : Joanne "Grycel" Casey Resident 1950-56 now in Oxnard, CA comments: "Susan Benzing, where are you? I moved away in 1956 and still have a small scar on my eye brow where the lunch pail hit! It's a fond memory and I smile when I see it in the mirror. Have many other fond memories but figure that one will isolate the two of us. Also, do you know where Bridget McMahon is? I'm in Oxnard, California, on the Coast. Have also resided in Colorado and Oklahoma for a few years."
4/30/00 : Isledegrande Web Master comments: "Please check here to see if your entry for the guestbook is listed. Mail submitted for the guestbook between April 24 and April 26th did not reach us. Please resubmit your information if you do not see it here."
4/30/00 : Diane "Wagner" Woodman Resident 1960-72, Sidway Class of '61 now in Kenmore, NY comments: "Sidway Class of '61, Riverside HS Class of '64. Hi to everybody from Sidway '61."
4/29/00 : Ryan Homa Resident 1990-present, Class of '02 comments: "I really hate this Island. We need some source of entertainment because there is nothing here. Some may say "go for a walk in the parks because they are beautiful." That may be true but they are boring after the 80th time there. We need a theater, more stores, and more of a downtown. The only thing downtown is the old Ames Plaza and Fantasy Island (and that sucks, too). All of my friends feel the same way about this town as do many others."
4/29/00 : Michelle Cammarano Resident 1984-present, Class of '02 comments: "There is not much for young people to do on this Island. It's actually pretty boring. The only place to visit is Beaver Island. I can't wait till I'm out of here.
4/29/00 : Colleen Bailey Resident 1973-85, Class of '85 now in Flagstaff, AZ
4/29/00 : Michol Phillips Resident 1963-74, Class of '80 now in AZ
4/28/00 : Sondra "Galoppo" DeFranks Resident 1970-present, Class of '88
4/28/00 : Sharon "Kelley" Casey Resident 1954-74, Class of '70 now in Greenville, NC
4/28/00 : Cheryl "Samrany" Calire Resident 1957-80, Class of '75 now in Lancaster, NY
4/28/00 : Linda Phillips Resident 1955-72, Class of '72 now in Keno, OR
4/27/00 : Chris Affuso Resident 1970-present, Class of '80
4/27/00 : Mary "Allaire" Allaire-Gifford Resident 1962-80, Class of '80 now in East Dunkirk, NY
4/27/00 : Peter Pitts Resident 1977-present, Class of '81
4/26/00 : Gary Morris Resident 1961-80, Class of '80 now in Lakeland, FL
4/26/00 : Jeanne "Glose" Prorok Class of '80 now in Hilton, NY
4/26/00 : Heather "Hartrick" Kahan Class of '82 now in Ridgefield, CT
4/24/00 : Patti "McMoil" Trzcinski Resident 1957-78, Class of '75 now in Highland Village, TX
4/23/00 : Richard Cook Resident 1973-80, Class of '80 now in Los Angeles, CA
4/23/00 : Elizabeth "O'Rourke" Ptak Resident 1969-75, Class of '80 now in Delray Beach, FL (e-mail correction)
4/23/00 : Ginger "Salt" Bordner Resident 1973-84, Class of '83 now in NY
4/22/00 : Christa Glassman Resident 1969-present, Class of '75 now in Clarence, NY
4/22/00 : Kimberley "Bailey" Salt Resident from 1971, Class of '84
4/22/00 : Babette "Goss" Hoover Resident 1957-present, Class of '75
4/22/00 : Kenny Hoover Resident 1969-present, Class of '75 comments: "Still loving life on "the rock"."
4/22/00 : Anne "Rowswell" Mufson Resident 1965-84, Class of '80 now in Vista, CA
4/21/00 : Kim "Stubbs" Taylor Resident 1967-78, Class of '75 now in Stone Mountain, Georgia
4/21/00 : Helga "Steinlein" Oliphant Resident 1963-75, Class of '74 now in Lockport, NY
4/21/00 : Tom Walsh Resident 1957-71, Class of '67 now in Syracuse, NY
4/20/00 : Gary Mergel Class of '75
4/20/00 : Mel Passarelli Resident 1956-80, Class of '74 now in Nashua. NH
4/20/00 : Wayne Bleich Resident 1956-present, Class of '74
4/20/00 : Tom Trader Resident 1955-69, Sidway Class of '58 now in Millsboro, Delaware comments: "Just wanted to sign in for the Millennium. Many fond memories of my Sidway days. Like to hear from some of the oldtimers."
4/20/00 : Paul Drainville Resident 1956-88, now in Port St. Lucie, FL
4/20/00 : Michael Zich Resident 1962-89, Class of '75 now in Rose, NY comments: "Strong family roots going back seven generations on Grand Island. An interesting and worthwhile place to grow up. Often times, I miss it and the connectedness my family has had there."
4/19/00 : Gordy Vanthoff resident 1966-present, Class of '84
4/19/00 : Shannon Maloney Resident 1985-94, Class of 2003 now in Schenectady, NY comments: "I was born in Grand Island in 1985 and moved with my family to Albany when I was 10. Just wanted to say hi to my old friends!"
4/19/00 : Kathy "Zavodny" Brehm Sidway Class of '60 now in TX
4/18/00 : Maria "Estenoz" Carroll Resident 1967-85, Class of '85 now in San Diego, CA
4/18/00 : Harold "H" Killian Sidway Class of '54 now in CA comments: "Hello from Harold "H" and Nanci Killian, living in sunny CA. Anyone who went to Sidway with me please drop me an email. Like to hear from you."
4/18/00 : David Kiefer Resident 1967-85, Class of '70 now in Richmond, Virginia
4/18/00 : Matthew Kaczmarek Resident 1965-92, Class of '83 now in NY
4/17/00 : Jane "Sturtz" Pope Resident 1963-85, Class of '81 now in Spring, TX
4/17/00 : William J. DeGlopper Class of '87 now in Buffalo, NY comments: "Miss the great times with friends, and the Boathouse parties."
4/17/00 : Diane "Wohlfeil" Hooker Class of '75 now in NY
4/16/00 : Amy "Diehl" Norton Resident 1975-present, Class of '92
4/16/00 : Bob McMoil Resident 1954-80, Class of '66 now in Mound, MN comments: "I left Grand Island in 1980, moved to Houston, TX. I did fire investigations for 10 1/2 years. I now live in Minnesota. I have been back visiting the Island and have been very happy to see how the Island has become more beautiful than ever. I have only great memories of my years living there, '54-80. First class in the then new high school. I look forward to hearing from anyone from the class of '66 or '67. Write soon."
4/15/00 : Bertram Morgan Resident 1954-present, Class of '72 comments: "Hank"
4/15/00 : Jim Lindsey Resident 1962-present, Class of '81
4/14/00 : Howard Katz Resident 1963-64, Class of '71 now in Jamaica Plain, MA comments: "Was in Miss Droit's 5th grade class at Huth Road School 1963-64."
4/14/00 : Elizabeth Foks Resident 1989-99, Class of '99 now in Catonsville, MD
4/13/00 : Kathy "Hamelin" Dion Resident 1979-81, Class of '82 now in Charlestown, NH
4/13/00 : Lynn Schroeder Class of '91 now in NY
4/11/00 : Gregg Roesch Resident 1971-90, Class of '89 now in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
4/11/00 : Nichole "Millar" King Resident 1975-88, Class of '88 now in Cheyenne, WY
4/11/00 : Jarod Turner Resident 1986-92, Class of '93 now in Boynton Beach, FL
4/10/00 : Joey Darin Resident 1982-present, Class of 2000
4/9/00 : Barbara "Tompkins" Gaskill Resident 1956-70, Class of '68 now in Washington, DC
4/9/00 : Edward McCaffery Jr. Resident 1964-88, Class of '80
4/9/00 : Kaitie Samland Resident 1992-present, Class of 2010 comments: "I've got a long way to go!!"
4/9/00 : Ron Samland Resident 1958-present, Class of '76 comments: "Happily married (most of the time!!), three daughters and still living on G.I."
4/9/00 : Stefane Samland Resident 1990-present, Class of 2007 comments: "It's been great!"
4/9/00 : Lindsey Samland Resident 1990-present, Class of 2006 comments: "Yeah! I only have six more years til I graduate!!"
4/9/00 : Anne Briechle Resident 1973-93, Class of '80 now in Niagara Falls, NY
4/9/00 : Brian DeGlopper Resident 1972-present, Class of '90
4/8/00 : Jo Ann Hugill Resident 1956-present, Class of '67
4/8/00 : Sharon Bassette Resident 1973-97, Class of '90 now in Garnerville, NY
4/8/00 : Doug Wolford Resident 1966-77, Class of '79 now in Herndon, VA comments: "I really enjoyed growing up on the Island, spending countless hours in the woods (that used to be) across the street and behind our house on Baseline Rd. I returned last fall for a visit (the first one since 1978) and discovered to my surprise and delight that the Island actually looked better than I remembered! The houses were well kept and the place seemed to be thriving. So who says you can't go home again?"
4/7/00 : Chris "Xanthos" Boomhower Resident 1956-79, Class of '75 now in Tucson, AZ
4/7/00 : Michael Goff Resident 1983-87, Class of '87 now in Lakeview, NY
4/7/00 : Robert Kasper Resident 1968-88, Class of '80 now in Cheektowaga, NY
4/7/00 : Christopher Smith Resident 1984-present, Class of '99
4/7/00 : Angelyn (Annie) "Fabiano" Carlson Class of '81
4/6/00 : Chuck Baldi Resident 1971-83, Class of '80 now in Sterling, VA
4/6/00 : Rod Norton Resident 1969-present, Class of '87
4/6/00 : Melissa Schuler Resident 1974-90, Class of '90 now in Charlotte, NC
4/6/00 : Sylvia "Marsh" Smith Class of '90 now in NY
4/6/00 : Rebecca Parrino Resident 1989-98, Class of '98 now in Pittsburgh, PA comments: "Now a student at the University of Pittsburgh."
4/5/00 : Libby "Lee" Lee-Falk Resident 1962-80, Class of '80 now in NV
4/5/00 : William Hess Resident 1963-80, Class of '77 now in Springville, NY comments: "Grand Island was a most special place to grow up on. The uniqueness of GI, from the porkchop shape to the great people who live on it will always be remembered in my heart. Some of my best friends grew up on and/or still live on the Island. Grand Island is truly a "Grand place to live."
4/5/00 : Steve Rutkowski Resident 1984-present, Class of 2001
4/3/00 : Diane Urtel Class of '76 now in NY
4/3/00 : Adrian Zannin Resident 1965-present, Class of '83 now in Boston, NY
4/2/00 : Maryann "Vanderbles" Purrington Resident 1966-84, Class of '84 now in Burke, VA comments: "I'd love to find an old friend who hasn't appeared on this site yet. Jim Reid, class of 1982. Any idea on his e-mail address?"
4/2/00 : Nicole Harrington Resident 1990-94, Class of '95 now in Amherst, NY
4/2/00 : Christopher Polizzi Resident 1970-94, Class of '88 now in Pensacola, FL
4/2/00 : Tami "Zortman" Polizzi Resident 1982-94, Class of '88 now in Pensacola, FL
4/1/00 : Marc Rebmann Resident 1986-present, Class of 2004 comments: "Waz up^^^^."
4/1/00 : Charles Goss Resident 1956-present, Class of '72 comments: "Still a great place."
4/1/00 : Amy Squires Resident 1974-present, Class of '83
4/1/00 : Lisa "Squires" Nadeau Resident 1974-84, Class of '80 now in Niagara Falls, Ontario
4/1/00 : Jackie "Stevens" Rayichen Resident 1976-80, Class of '80 now in Loudon, TN comments: "Presently living in Tennessee but ready to move back to yankee country."
3/31/00 : Jesse Vincent Class of '95 now in Nebraska
3/31/00 : June Licence Resident 1977-present
3/31/00 : Jarod Turner Class of '93, Resident 1986-92 now in Boynton Beach, FL
3/30/00 : Courtney Quimby Class of '95, Resident 1981-95 now in Bridgewater, VA
3/30/00 : Dave Emerson Class of '76, Resident 1958-83 now in Coppell, TX
3/29/00 : Cindy "Mock" Kailburn Resident 1967-96, Class of '85 comments: "I loved biking to Beaver Island on warm summer days. Fireworks at Fantasy Island never got too boring. My family and friends who love me to this day are the most important things I take from my time on Grand Island. I still see the Island like I did as a child. Lots of trees and lots of nature to see on the way to Grandma's house on Staley Road. Too bad you're trying so hard to be a suburb of Buffalo, NY."
3/29/00 : Susan "Simmons" Radcliffe Resident 1969-82, Class of '80 now in Colorado
3/29/00 : Christopher Golde Resident 1981-99, Class of '99 now in Virginia comments: "Air Traffic Controller at Langley Air Force Base in Virgina."
3/29/00 : Allyson Gracie Resident 1970-80, Class of '80 now in NYC
3/29/00 : William Waddington Resident 1987-present comments: "Beach House, soccer, Holiday Inn, River Oaks (pubic), weather contrasts."
3/28/00 : Andy Golonka Resident 1966-82, Class of '84 now in Las Vegas, NV
3/27/00 : Mark Lewis Resident 1962-87, Class of '80 now in Los Gatos, CA (new e-mail) comments: "This is a great website. I have been in contact with dozens of old friends because of this site. My heart is still in Grand Island..."
3/27/00 : Denise "Murphy" Smith Resident 1979-83, Class of '83 now in Liverpool, NY
3/27/00 : Charles Grunzweig Resident 1962-88, Class of '80 now in Tonawanda, NY comments: "I miss the Island and all of my friends. When you move off it is like being on the other side of the world. I would like to hear from my old friends."
3/27/00 : Steve Van Hattum Resident 1963-90, Class of '68 now in Cumming, GA comments: "The Class of '68 is turning "50"!! Happy Birthday Jim, Dave, Bill, Pat, Melissa, Chris, Terri, Roland...The "best is yet to come...," at least that's what "OLD" people tell me!"
3/27/00 : Andy Walsh Resident 1994-96, Class of '96 now in Bucks, England
3/27/00 : Tim Elie Resident 1967-85, Class of '80 now in Rochester, NY
3/27/00 : Scott Kranzmann Resident 1966-94, Class of '79 now in Albion, NY comments: "Married with two kids!"
3/26/00 : John Wenner Resident 1972-present, Class of '90
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3/26/00 : Catherine "Wohlfeil" Roth Resident 1957-89, Class of '73 now in Niagara Falls, NY
3/26/00 : Danielle "Danni" Quider Resident 1996-present, Class of 2000 comments: "Well, what can I say? It's been "interesting."
3/26/00 : Matt Waz Resident since 1981, Class of 2000
3/26/00 : Kimberly Quackenbush Resident 1987-97, Class of '92 now in West Palm Beach, FL
3/25/00 : Laura Fik Resident 1984-present, Class of 2002
3/25/00 : Rachel Wakefield Resident 1970-present, Class of '88
3/25/00 : Theresa "Dupee" Quider Resident 1995-present
3/25/00 : Bill, Carole, Beth and Julie Carroll Resident 1989-present, Class of 2000
3/25/00 : Jessi Vincent Class of '95
3/25/00 : Helen "Fultz" Lemme Resident 1999-present
3/25/00 : John Gross Resident 1959-present, Class of '74
3/25/00 : Valerie Gasbarro Resident 1984-present, Class of '2002 comments: "Hey, hey, hey!!"
3/25/00 : Anna Quider Resident 1995-present, Class of 2002
3/24/00 : Brian A. Griffin Resident 1997-present comments: "A great place!"
3/24/00 : Heidi "Tierce" Bozarth Resident 1978-85, Class of '84 now in North Port, FL comments: "I moved away from the area in 1988, but I miss all the people I used to know. I would like to see if some of them are still out there somewhere. Remember good friends and fun times."
3/24/00 : Henry Olrogge Resident 1988-present, Class of '99
3/24/00 : Rusty (Jonathan) Burchfield Resident 1985-present, Class of 2003 comments: "Hi all! I am going to be one of the people to win the Programming contest at St. Bonnaventure for us!"
3/24/00 : Bruce Swain Class of '91
3/24/00 : Mike Shean Resident 1994-present
3/23/00 : Jeremy Pullano Resident 1972-present, Class of '90
3/23/00 : Leslie "Manley" Baldwin Resident 1967-82, Class of '80 now in Freedom, NY comments: "I miss the Island but I love living in the woods. I get back often to take my daughters to visit their Aunt Margaret (Borgisi). I can't get over how the Island has grown since I left 15 years ago. I look forward to seeing everyone at the 20th reunion."
3/23/00 : Randy Shoemaker Resident 1974-present, Class of '76
3/22/00 : Bonnie "Cook" Pluff Resident 1953-86, Class of '70 now in Sanborn, NY
3/22/00 : Sandra Nelson Resident 1950-present, Class of '68
3/17/00 : Lori "Chapin" Sparkiel Class of '85 now in Idaho
3/17/00 : Mary Lyn Nutting Resident 1962-80, Class of '80 now in Delevan, NY
3/16/00 : Marci "Krueger" Sidebottom Resident 1962-82, Class of '80 now in Osage Beach, MO comments: "Grand Island was a great place to grow up since the water was a stones throw away."
3/16/00 : Sandy "Huer" Powell Resident 1960-70, Class of '70 now in Basel, Switzerland
3/15/00 : Carrie "Hale" Warmus resident 1974-present, Class of '93
3/15/00 : Steve Golonka Class of '79 now in Dallas, TX
3/15/00 : Debra "Mendola" Shoemaker Class of '76
3/14/00 : Paul Henderson Resident 1966-82/1986-91, Class of '78 now in Laurium, Michigan
3/14/00 : Peter Burns Resident 1972-8?, Class of '79 now in Niagara Falls, NY comments: "Times have gone but the friends we made will be in our hearts and mind forever."
3/14/00 : Bob Pike Class of '70 now in TX
3/14/00 : Edward Graesser Resident 1967-85, Class of '77 now in Williamstown, NJ comments: "Now living in Philadelphia metro area."
3/14/00 : Cathy "Bors" Conway Resident 1962-85, Class of '80 now in Coral Springs, FL
3/13/00 : James Mysliwiec Resident 1977-present, Class of '81 comments: "Hanging out at the overlook, Beaver Island parties, The 4th of July Annual."
3/13/00 : Kara Duysters Resident 1981-96, now in Naples, FL comments: "My years on the Island were GREAT! I have so many wonderful memories that I would not know where to start. The Village Inn was one of my favorite places to go. I miss my family, friends, and neighbors as well as my former home on Ferry Rd. I hope to be visiting this summer before going off to college. Hope to see you all soon.
3/13/00 : Kent Martin Resident 1969-92, Class of '87 now in PA
3/12/00 : Wanda "Sumner" Cameron Resident 1969-present, Class of '71
3/12/00 : Renee "Calamita" Acosta Chantel Resident 1980-92, Class of '90 now in Kenmore, NY
3/12/00 : Tracey "Robertson" Pici Resident 1967-present, Class of '80 comments: "After living in Pittsburgh and New Jersey, we have moved back home. And it really is a great place to live, even if it does snow in April sometimes!"
3/12/00 : Paula "Drainville" McDonnell Resident 1962-present, Class of '80
3/11/00 : Peter Burns Resident 1972-87, Class of '79 now in Niagara Falls, NY
3/10/00 : Gary Conschafter Class of '73
3/9/00 : Lynda "Smith" Smith Resident 1960-74, Class of '73 now in Tampa, FL
3/9/00 : Lisa "Hoefert" Goodlander Resident 1965-81, Class of '80 now in Williamsville, NY
3/9/00 : Terri "Samplinski" Pitts Resident 1980-present, Class of '84
3/8/00 : Wayne Kinney Resident 1948-present, Sidway Class of '62
3/8/00 : Julie Beslian Resident 1979-94, Class of '92 now in Chicago, IL
3/7/00 : Chris Tremble Resident 1974-99, Class of '78 comments: "Drinking beer and then doing lawn jobs at night."
3/7/00 : Rodney Reisdorf Jr.Class of '98
3/6/00 : Dennis Gorman Resident 1976-80, Class of '80 now in Atlantic Beach, FL
3/6/00 : Bobbi "Blok" Murray Resident 1962-84, Class of '80 now in South Protection, Chaffee, NY
3/5/00 : Darlene "Socko" Collins Resident 1977-present, Class of '80
3/5/00 : John Quinn Resident 1972-90, Class of '90 now in Fayetteville, NC
3/5/00 : Pam "Reeves" Patton Resident 1976-80 now in Florida comments: "Hi. I lived on Fareway Lane on Grand Island for approximately 20-23 years. I am looking for Adria Condino or any family members (Dino). Please let me know if you have any information on their whereabouts."
3/4/00 : Judith "Corcoran" Konicki Class of '80, resident 1972-84 now in Centreville, Va
3/3/00 : Corinne Haslacher Resident 1972-83, Class of '82 now in Florida comments: "Because of my early sailing experiences on Lake Niagara and Lake Ontario, I am sailing year round in Florida!"
3/2/00 : Dory "Smith" Matwijkow Resident 1964-82, Class of '82 now in Sloan, NY
3/3/00 : Carol "Hagan" Ostrander Resident 1971-81, Class of '75 now in Lyndonville, NY
2/29/00 : Vicki "Link" Harnden resident 1962-present, Class of '80 comments: "Looking for Class of '80 graduates to share 20th reunion info."
2/29/00 : Sara Garcia Resident 1983-present, Class of 2001
2/28/00 : Bill Petersen Resident 1968-84, Class of '80 now in Bedford, NH
2/28/00 : Jack McCaffery Resident 1965-87, Class of '83 now in NY
2/27/00 : Daniel J. Brown Resident 1970-75, Class of '74 now in Amherst, NY
2/26/00 : Tom Fleming Resident 1960-80, Class of '73 comments: "My years on Grand Island were the greatest. I'd love to get some email from my old classmates."
2/26/00 : Bob Drumm Resident 1972-96 comments: "Just a hello from the Villages in sunny Florida and to let you know I said goodbye today to two longtime Grand Islanders who are on the way back to the Island to live. Next time you see Bill and Fay Wood, welcome them home and tell them Bob & Eileen Drumm miss them in the Villages."
2/26/00 : Luann "Kalman" Pelleitier Class of '76, resident 1958-present
2/26/00 : Cyndi "Murray" Booker Class of '80
2/25/00 : Paul Ackley Class of '87, resident 1979-87 now in Columbus, Ohio
2/25/00 : Mike Dowd resident 1954-present, Class of '72
2/24/00 : David L. Hennigar II Class of '68, resident 1956-73 now in Florida
2/24/00 : Vicky "Huer" Lynde Class of '67, resident 1964-67 now in Colrain, MA comments: "Games, cheering, Mr. Raz' English class, bus rides to away games, cheering at the big wrestling match! Javier, lots of great memories, lots of old friends. Where are they all now? Did we have a 30th reunion? I never heard."
2/24/00 : Nancy "Hamm" Hamm-Johnson Sidway Class of '62, Kenmore East Class of '65, resident 1948-78 now in Cape Coral, FL
2/23/00 : Jill "Steck" Lewandowski Class of '93, resident 1975-93 now in Drexel Hill, PA
2/23/00 : Colleen "O'Rourke" Smith Class of '76, resident 1962-76 now in Pine, Colorado comments: "Graduated early summer of 1975."
2/23/00 : Peter Glor Resident 1944-67, Sidway Class of '59, now in San Diego, CA
2/23/00 : Gail "Argy" Hess Class of '80, resident 1968-present
2/23/00 : Mark Hess Class of '80, resident 1972-present
2/23/00 : Mark Savoy Class of '80, resident 1961-86 now in Carlsbad, CA
2/22/00 : Susan "Smyth" Hahn Class of '90, now in NY
2/22/00 : Judy "Davis" Webb Sidway Class of '58
2/22/00 : Cheryl Webb Class of '85, now in NY
2/21/00 : Jeff Pachter Class of '90, resident 1972-96 now in Pittsford, NY
2/20/00 : Susan "Nowakowski" Miles Class of '85, resident 1978-present
2/20/00 : Diane Deering, resident 1958-75, Class of '70 now in Grand Terrace, CA
2/20/00 : Greg DeMike Class of '76, resident 1958-79 now in Hartselle, AL comments: "Growing up on Grand Island was a blast. I miss it, miss all my friends and the river."
2/20/00 : Stacy Clark, resident 1980-98, Class of '98 now in Burlington, Vermont comments: "Grand Island is a wonderful place. Feel free to listen to my music Website
2/19/00 : Sudy (Sudhakar) Bharadwaj, resident 1970-87, Class of '83 now in McKinney, TX
2/18/00 : Pat "Carminati" Davis, resident 1957-71, Sidway Class of '61, Riverside High Class of '64 now in Tampa, FL comments: "Graduated from Riverside High School. Was a member of the original Teddy's Islettes. Sister Bernie Franklin, brother David Carminati, and Mom Mary Carminati are still on the Island."
2/16/00 : Julie Cooke now in CT
2/16/00 : Peter Capelli Class of '87, resident 1972-87 now in Amherst, NY
2/16/00 : David L. Fournerat now in Beaumont, TX
2/15/00 : Isledegrande Web Master comments: "We would appreciate email addresses for James Vinovrski, Class of '81; Daniel Smith, Class of '80; so others may contact them. Please check here to see that your email address is correct after you submit it. Let us know if it is not.
2/15/00 : Teresa "Prusak" Drainville Class of '76 now in Orchard Park, NY
2/14/00 : John Polizzi Class of '80 comments: "Looking for classmates from graduating class of 1980."
2/14/00 : Elizabeth "Grunzweig" Rogan Class of '82, resident 1963-84 now in Buffalo, NY
2/14/00 : Sarah Lane Class of '98 now in New York, NY
2/13/00 : Kari Johnson Class of 2004, resident 1989 to present
2/13/00 : Vanessa Green Class of '95, resident 1990-96 now in Buffalo, NY
2/13/00 : Daniel Smith Class of '80, resident 1962-89 now in Strykersville, NY comments: "I lived on Grand Island all my life and plan to move back as soon as I sell my house in Strykersville. My mother, brothers and sister all have their own houses on the Island. My grandparents lived on the Island also. My great grandmother and her son died when the dock collapsed at Eagle Park. I'm not sure of the year. I know it was between 1908-1914. My grandmother, 91, is still alive and would like information on her mother and brother's death. The last name would be Richmeyer. Thanks for this page."
2/13/00 : Marybeth Hall Class of '87, resident 1969-97 now in Scottsdale, AZ
2/12/00 : Michelle "Gaydica" Finster Class of '88, resident 1972-89 now in Conesus, NY
2/12/00 : Don Nikolich Class of '80, resident 1962-88 now in Collierville, TN comments: "Would like dates for the 1980 reunion."
2/11/00 : Mike Morrissey Class of '81, resident 1968-present now in NY
2/10/00 : Brian Drainville Class of '76 now in Orchard Park, NY
2/9/00 : Jeff Millar Class of '92, now in VA
2/9/00 : Charlie McDonough Class of '75, resident 1956-present now in NY
2/8/00 : Rebecca Popiel Resident 1955-80, Class of '73 now in NY
2/8/00 : Barbara "Brown" Feige Resident 1959-75, Class of '72 now in San Juan Capistrano, CA
2/8/00 : Kay and Court Brown Resident 1959-present comment: "Had five kids at GI High: Barb ('72), Bob ('73), Jim ('75), Kathy ('76), Judy ('81)."
2/7/00 : Debbie "Crawford" Billica Class of '72, resident 1960-present
2/7/00 : Ray Billica Class of '69, resident 1951-present
2/6/00 : Mitch (Mark) Stessing Class of '73
2/6/00 : Christopher Costanzo Class of '80, resident 1962-80 now in Lancaster, PA
2/5/00 : Joyce "Dettman" Graham Class of '77, resident 1963-82 now in Winter Park, FL
2/5/00 : Troy Thomas Class of '92, resident 1973-97 now in Buffalo, NY
2/4/00 : Sharon Forbes Class of '76, resident 1973-76
2/4/00 : Michael Sanchez Class of '85, resident 1968-99 now in Fleetwood, PA comments: "Hi to everyone. General insult to Tim Stone."
2/4/00 : Amy "Gicewicz" Whitford Class of '80, resident 1962-90 now in Orchard Park, NY
2/3/00 : Steve Forster Class of '79, resident 1963-79 now in Escondido, CA
2/1/00 : Renee "Fraser" Gugino Class of '85, resident from 1966
2/1/00 : Patti "Fleming" Sloan Class of '80, resident 1962-83 now in Jacksonville, FL comments: "I often think of my friends of the Class of '80 and wonder how everyone is doing. Those were great years. I have nothing but fond memories. Stay well, hope to someday visit and re-establish old friendships."
2/1/00 : Paul Saran Class of '94, resident 1976-96 now in NYC comments: "Working at Credit Suisse First Boston in NYC."
1/31/00 :John Harrison Resident 1947-82 now in Hemet, CA comments: "Now live in California. Left Grand Island in 1982. I was transferred by Union to Los Angeles. My wife is Kay Harrison who was quite well known on the Island. She, at one time, worked in the cafeteria system of the Grand Island schools. We currently are both retired and live in Hemet, California. Our two sons Bill Harrison and John Patrick Harrison also live in California. They both attended schools on Grand Island.
1/31/00 : David Carminati Class of '74, resident 1956-present
1/31/00 : Margo "Eichel" Stickl Class of '80, resident 1964-present
1/30/00 : Adriane (Ada) "Fraser" Vanthoff Class of '87
1/30/00 : Kelly "Alt" Carminati Class of '80, resident 1962-present
1/28/00 : Kelly McQuillenClass of '91, now in Virginia
1/28/00 : Gordy Vanthoff Class of '84, resident 1966-present
1/28/00 : James Gorman Resident 1977-84, Class of '78 now in Sunrise Point, Las Cruces, New Mexico
1/27/00 : Richard Vanthoff Sidway Class of '54, resident 1939-present
1/27/00 : Sandra Lare Resident 1968-86, Class of '86 now in Portland, ME
1/26/00 : Karen "Boyle" Yan Resident 1979-82, Class of '82 now in Clearwater, FL comments: "Searching for lost friend Debbie Baker, Class of '82."
1/26/00 : Skipper Fred Resident 1979-99, Class of '97 now in Chiswick, London, United Kingdom
1/26/00 : Kelly "Yakowenko" Ryan Resident 1969-78, Class of '79 now in Tampa, FL comments: "I would love to hear from anyone who knows me."
1/24/00 : Fred Blakelock Resident 1951-61, Sidway Class of '58 now in Lake Charles, Louisiana
1/24/00 : Patrick McCartan Resident 1956-66, Class of '66 now in MD comments: "Memories: Strawberry Island dives and beer fests, snowmobile runs "before trails," bass feasts at Ceil & Andy's, yellow pike at Del & Herb's. Sorry to wane nostalgic."
1/23/00 : Eric "Rick" Raepple Class of 1973
1/23/00 : Beth "Robinson" Judson Class of '77 now in Atlanta, Georgia
1/23/00 : Glenn Wakefield Class of '80, Resident 1977-99
1/22/00 : Carol "Eastman" Pietrzak Class of '87
1/22/00 : Bill and Janet Haen Residents 1955-78 now in Clearwater, FL comment: "We miss the Island very much. We wish we were back there but the old bones cannot handle the winter temperatures anymore. It was and is a wonderful place to bring up children. We have so many fond memories, like when Mr. Yensan's cows got loose and everyone chased them back up the road. You sure can't get fresh milk like that anymore, and fresh eggs as well. Godfrey's Market was the only grocery store and the post office was in the store. When you had a problem, the natural radar went out and all of your neighbors were there to help. Thanks for the memories."
1/22/00 : Jim Mullany Class of '78, resident 1960-80 now in Escondido, CA
1/22/00 : Margaret Ann "Mulvena" Haller Class of '67, resident 1954-present comments: "Grand Island is the greatest, I would never think about leaving the rock."
1/22/00 : Teddy Filosofos Class of '71, resident 1952-71 now in Lake Mary, FL
1/22/00 : Michael Grabowski Class of '91 now in Aiken, SC
1/21/00 : Eric (E-digital) Gasbarro Resident 1983-present, Class of '99 now in NY comments: "Grand Island is quite grand. I remember the time I was arrested for spray-painting the high school. I also remember the many encounters with the Grand Island police department. Such fond memories!"
1/21/00 : Norman Brady Resident 1959-74, Class of '70 now in Lancaster, NY comments: "Anyone who is attending the Class of 1970 reunion who would like to play golf on the Saturday of the reunion, please feel free to contact me. Cost will be between $25-$50 including cart. Because it's going to be a long day, we're planning for tee times starting around 8 a.m."
1/21/00 : Barbara "Kovacsev" Kowzan/Johnson Resident 1950-70, now in Largo, FL comments: "I went to Sidway and then to Kenmore High. There wasn't any high school."
1/21/00 : Lisa "Baumler" Anderson comments: "My father, former Islander Wayne Baumler, has taken me and the rest of my family to his old home on Grand Island in the past. We actually were ?ble to walk through the home on one of our visits there a few years ago. My father has shared so many wonderful stories over the years about his life on Grand Island that I almost feel as if I lived there myself. My fondest memories are the stories he has told about spending time playing at Sandy Beach Yacht Club while his father, my grandfather, sailed and raced his sailboats."
1/21/00 : Charlie Dillemuth Resident 1952-65, Sidway Class of '62 now in Rex, Georgia
1/21/00 : Gladys Costanzo Resident 1951-75, now in Palm City, FL comments: "Former resident Delores Sepanski has been in an auto accident and am sure she would appreciate cards from former friends: Mrs. R. Sepanski, 104 Tina Dr., Ospry, Florida 33559."
1/21/00 : James Tranter Resident 1943-98, Sidway Class of '54, Riverside High Class of '54 now in now in Placida, FL
1/21/00 : Joel Guagliano Resident 1966-99, Class of '84
1/21/00 : Honey "Hennessy" (Austin) Atkins Resident 1946-90 now in Sebring, FL comments: "Lots of good memories, many good friends, many changes through the years. I remember when there were no traffic lights and no grocery stores on the Island. The Bedell House, the Hot Dog Stand down at the river, coffee clotching with Charlotte Guenther, Betty McNamee and Maisie Dommell. Now living in Sebring, FL seven months and Akron, NY five months. Guess I'm what they call a "Snowbird!"
1/20/00 : Brad Langdon Resident 1957-69, now in Colorado comments: "The Island was a great place to grow up. Our family moved there in 1957 and I left there for "bigger and better things" in 1969. My parents lived there until they passed away 1972 & 1997. I still have relatives living on the Island and love visiting there. There are many fond memories of my years there. Helping (or was I just in the way?) work on the new Little League fields on Staley Road as they were moving from across the street from the Fire Hall. The best of all though were the five summers I spent at Fantasy Island, the last as one of the Brandon Brothers in Western Town ... that was fun! Grand Island holds nothing but fond memories for me."
1/20/00 : Gail "Burgstahler" Rothenberg Resident 1944-62, Sidway Class of '53, Tonawanda High Class of '56, now in Marlborough, MA comments: "Oh, how wonderful this is to find Grand Island news! We live in Massachusetts, but I still miss "My island.""
1/19/00 : Megan Harmon Resident 1976-97, Class of '94 now in Lockport, NY
1/19/00 : Patti McCaffery Class of '72 now in NY comments: "So many memories, so many friends. . . Ransom Rd. only having three houses and the school on it! The real Bedell House, Ceil & Chucks - and not getting proofed (best roast beef in town."
1/19/00 : Debbie "Saxton" Lewis Resident 1962-91, Class of '80 now in Los Gatos, CA
1/18/00 : Harriet "Austin" Zurek Resident 1959-81, Class of '77 now in Tonawnada, NY
1/18/00 : Sueanne "Austin" Miller Resident 1955-78, Class of '73 comments: "Was strange returning to the Island after living in Hamburg for eight years. Now my kids attend the schools I did, and some even have the same rooms and/or teachers! Now feels like home again. See you all at Tops (or on the soccer fields)!"
1/17/00 : Ginny "Bergenstock" Forster Resident 1972-97, Class of '90 now in Florida
1/17/00 : Denis Forster Resident 1971-97, Class of '89 now in Florida
1/17/00 : Debbie "Huff" Cerrillo Curry Resident 1952-68, Class of '68 now in Holley, NY comments: "Hello. I'm the daughter of Bernie and the late Neal Huff from the Sandy Beach area. Lived there from 1952 till I married Norman Cerrillo in 1968. Went to all the schools on the Island as they were built. What a wonderful childhood I had on G.I. I have two sisters older than myself, Judy and Janet. Neal Huff was a constable on G.I. for many years, a fireman, and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He went to all the Sidway dances and even danced with all the kids. Bernie resides in Holley next door to me for six months a year and lives in Florida the other six. Love to hear from an Islander."
1/17/00 : Joe Bergenstock Resident 1975-92, Class of '93 now in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1/17/00 : Dana "Anello" White Resident 1977-94, Class of '89 now in Buffalo, NY
1/17/00 : Patricia "Naukam" Jacobson Resident 1970-73, Class of '73 now in Texas comments: "Cyling around the Island, a guy who lived down the street; and the great parents I had, Ed and Karen; fun letters."
1/16/00 : Brian Bane Resident 1990-94, Class of '94 now in Albuquerque, New Mexico
1/16/00 : Dave Rowswell Resident 1966-84, Class of '77 now in Sparks, GA
1/16/00 : Ed and Chris McCaffery Resident 1963-99, comments: "We moved to Silver Lake in August. Our hearts are still with the many friends on the Island. We are wintering in Pt. Charlotte, Florida on another beautiful river, the Myaka. Thank you, Reg for this superb web site."
1/15/00 : Dorothy "Waltman" Dillemuth Resident 1939-79, Sidway Class of '41, now in Houston, PA comments: "Attended Sidway. Graduated from grade 8 in 1941. Taught at Sidway Junior High School from 1953 until the high school opened in 1963. Left Grand Island in 1979 to take positions in Greene, New York, Conneaut Lake, PA and Houston, PA. Miss Connor was my teacher for grades 7 and 8. She was my principal when I returned in 1953. She was my role model when I became a superintendent in subsequent school districts."
1/14/00 : Denise Mulvena Resident 1976-85, Class of '95 now in Allston, MA
1/14/00 : Patty "Cattley" Bray Resident 1953-65, Class of '67 now in Tampa Florida comments: "It's a fond memory just finding your website. My sister Nancy, brothers Bob & Colin lived on Schutt Ct. with our parents Bob and Dorothy (Phillips) Cattley from 1953-65. It was the most wonderful place for kids to grow up. My fondest memories are swimming, fishing, boating, sleding down the side of the bridge in winter. Ice skating on frozen ponds, ice cream from the dairy, walking down to Beaver Island and going bowling or just hanging out on the board walk. The boat races, Strawberry Island and the old farmer who let us have chickens and rabbits just for Easter and then we'd return them for a kitten or two. The fireworks on the 4th of July and strawberry shotcake at Trinity Church. My 5th grade teacher, Miss White and the playground at Kaegebein, where in the summer we'd make pretty pot holders. I wish I could remember all my friends but its been a long time. I hope some day to come back for visit and show my husband the wonderful Island I grew up on. Thank you for sharing." Website
1/14/00 : William (Lee) Smith Resident 1949 to present, Sidway Class of '59 comments: "I very much enjoy reading the entries in the Guest Book."
1/13/00 : Bernice M. "Glor" Pagliaro Resident 1940-57, Sidway Class of '54, Tonawanda High Class of '57 now in Santa Barbara, CA comments: "Still love going back to 1595 Love Rd., altho' can't imagine how eight of us ever lived in that tiny little house! God memories!"
1/13/00 : Mark Burns Class of '77, now in Scottsdale, AZ
1/13/00 : Kathy (KC) "Minton" Czaplicki Resident 1960-77, Class of '73 now in Penrose, Colorado comments: "Oodle of memories...welcome any visitors to the Colorado Springs, CO area as long as you bring chicken wings with you and a can of cold Genessee Cream Ale!"
1/13/00 : John and Marie "Hickler" Shea Resident from 1941, comments: "John's mom and dad (Robert R. and Doris Shea) lived on Grand Island near the Holiday Inn. His dad told us there was a goat farm on the Inn's present site. John was born at this time (1941). The family moved away to Riverside but John returned in the 1970s. We have returned after leaving the WNY area in 1980s. It was the great Niagara River and the Grand Island experience that drew us back to this place we call home. Another point of interest is that the ferry boat was operating in the 40s. Wouldn't it be grand to bring back the Ferry Boat experience?"
1/12/00 : Ted Stewart Resident 1969-96, Class of '87 now in Niagara Falls, NY Website
1/12/00 : Ted & Jackie "Griffith" Filosofos Resident 1951-90, now in Fort Lauderdale, FL
1/12/00 : Patti "McCaffery" Gross Class of '72 comments: "Back on the Island and loving it!"
1/11/00 : Colin Hawkes Resident 1961-77, Class of '70 now in Ventura, California
1/10/00 : Anne Cote Resident 1976-80, Class of '79 now in Aurora, IL
1/9/00 : Robin "Jamieson" Mosher Resident 1959-78, Class of '77 now in Florida
1/9/00 : Edward McCaffery Jr. Resident 1964-89, Class of '80 now in Latham, NY
1/9/00 : Anthony (Tony) Kay Resident 1968-77, Class of '74 now in Philadelphia, NY comments: "Now in Philadelphia, NY north of Syacuse. Five wonderful children, one lovely ex-wife! Haa haa. One sister has moved back to the Buffalo area, Melodie, married, one child, lucky her! I moved up here in 1977, 8 years in the Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept., yes me. Still doing the street car thing.Will be the only old guy in a wheel chair climbing into a rod just to go fast."
1/8/00 : Melodie "Kay" Knudsen Resident 1969-77, Class of '76 now in Blasdell, NY comments: "Love the website. Looking for any "Spirit of '76ers" and/or any information on Marissa or Brian Labrie, Classes of '72 and '73. Lived in San Diego for 17 years, but there is no place like home!
1/7/00 : Kit "Sciandra" Crangle Resident 1959-80, Class of '77 now in Tonawanda
1/7/00 : Gary Schram, Class of '67, resident 1957-62, now in AZ
1/7/00 : Don McLeod resident 1955-98, Class of '73 now in Lexington, KY
1/7/00 : Wendy "Colla" Amos Resident 1976-95, Class of '94 now in Missouri comments: "Formerly of 1940 Stony Point Rd., GI."
1/5/00 : Barbara "Aquilino" Wienke Resident 1966-present, Class of '70 comments: "Class of 1970, getting ready for 30th class reunion this July. Really looking forward to seeing old friends. Moved back to the Island with my family three years ago. Guess I couldn't stay away...It definitely feels like home to me. Would love to hear from old friends or new friends!."
1/5/00 : Ken Pelletier Resident 1963-present, Class of '81 now in NY comments: "Searching for an old friend from the Class of '81, Jeff Payne. Please email if you can help."
1/5/00 : Sue Schaefer Class of '71
1/4/00 : Karen "Hayes" Smith Resident 1961-present, Class of '79
1/4/00 : Maureen "Kaska" Smith Resident 1960-77, Class of '78 now in Oviedo, FL comments: "Fondest memories: Sandy Beach Gang! You all were a great bunch of friends who through the years I have often thought of. Just seems like yesterday that we were partying, hanging out at the beach. And who can forget the fort, or Buckhorn Park or the plaza. I was married 20 years til just recently. I raised 3 awesome young ladies 16, 17, 19. I some how landed a position as a flight attendant, who would have ever guessed. For the most part my life has turned out great."
1/4/00 : Nicole Lengyel Resident 1977-present, Class of '91
1/4/00 : Gail "Grimes" Dorsey Resident 1969-90, Class of '78 now in Sugar Hill, Georgia
1/4/00 : Tom and Jill "Pauley" Proctor Resident 1964-99, Class of '82
1/3/00 : John (Jack) Babowicz Resident 1950-70 now in Washington comments: "Hope the Scout program has expanded. Also hope the AFS movement has improved."
1/1/00 : Sharon (Sherrie) "Schindelbeck" Miller Resident 1965-92, Class of '77 now in Orlando, FL
1/1/00 : Patty "Dower" Hamilton Resident 1946-64, Sidway Class of '61 now in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia comments: "A great place to grow up."
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